A BiodivERsA policy brief based on the FARMLAND, APPEAL, CONNECT, EC21C and ECODEAL projects' results

The Common Agricultural Policy can strengthen biodiversity and ecosystem services by diversifying agricultural landscapes” is based on the combined results of the FARMLAND, APPEAL, CONNECT, EC21C and ECODEAL projects. This 4-page brief presents key recommendations on how the CAP can significantly contribute to diversifying agricultural landscapes in support of nature and people, for a more sustainable agriculture. These projects have demonstrated how heterogeneous landscapes, character­ized by a significant proportion of semi-natural habitats such as pastures and field margins, enhance and stabilize pest control and pollination, decrease sensitivity to climate change and can improve yields. The brief further elaborates policy recommendations that would allow accessing these benefits in the context of the CAP reform and beyond.