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MonViA

Background and objectives

Background and objectives

The national monitoring of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes is intended to provide
scientifically based answers to the following questions using a representative data base::

How does biological diversity develop on open land-scapes under the influence of
agricultural production, of land use, and agricultural structural change?

How do changes in biological diversity impact the performance ability and stability of
agricultural production systems?

How do agricultural and environmental measures affect biological diversity and how shall
the agricultural environment political approach develop further?

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture a total of 13 specialist institutes of the Thuenen Institute and the Julius Kühn Institute as well as the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food are active in the project.
The joint project MonViA aims at a long-term implementation and is currently in the pilot phase, in which we are developing standardised recording methods and indicators, but are not yet collecting data.