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Alternative name(s): agro-ecosystem

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A human activity system that provides specific services and possesses certain characteristics such as defined biodiversity, a determined ecological succession and food webs and nutrient cycles.

Asia-Pacific assessment

An ecosystem, dominated by agriculture, containing assets and functions such as biodiversity, ecological succession and food webs. An agroecosystem is not restricted to the immediate site of agricultural activity (e.g. the farm), but rather includes the region that is impacted by this activity, usually by changes to the complexity of species assemblages and energy flows, as well as to the net nutrient balance.

Land degradation and restoration assessment, Europe and Central Asia assessment, Americas assessment, Sustainable use assessment