The world seeks to balance biodiversity protection and food production.
Transfrontier conservation areas (TFCAs) provide unique opportunities for
strategies that combine agriculture with biodiversity conservation at a landscape level, known as ecoagriculture. We identified and consulted ecoagriculture stakeholders in a smallholder farming community within a TFCA. Data were obtained through key informant interviews and questionnaire surveys. Eighty-eight percent of key informants indicated that planned ecoagriculture was feasible in the area and 95% of interviewed farmers positively considered to plan the integration of
biodiversity conservation and farming. Potential conflicts of interest were revealed among stakeholders but to a large extent, stakeholder roles and interests were complementary, creating an environment conducive to effective coordinated ecoagriculture planning.
MUNYARADZI CHITAKIRA WILLEM FERGUSON Centre for Environmental Studies, Department of Geography, GIS & Meteorology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
EMMANUEL TORQUEBIAU CIRAD, UR105, Montpellier, France