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PASANOA – Pathways to sustainable land management in Northern Argentina

Research domain:
Reduction of and adaptation to environmental risks

Project duration:
01.09.2015 - 31.08.2018

Focusing on the part of the Argentine Chaco within the five provinces of Salta, Formosa, Santiago del Estero, and Chaco, PASANOA will:

  1. provide new insights into the trade-offs and synergies between agricultural production, ecosystem services provisioning and biodiversity
  2. explore drivers of land use decisions and how they vary across land systems
  3. assess how trade-offs between production and conservation land uses may vary across a set of plausible future land-use scenarios
  4. identify optimal landscape patterns that mitigate trade-offs along with guidance on how to implement such landscapes

The project aims to formulate results of direct policy relevance. Aside from the scientific impact, a major strategic goal of the project is to deepen existing ties and establish new long-term collaboration between leading Argentine, German and international scientists.


  • Prof. Dr. Tobias Kuemmerle (Geography Department, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany) Website
  • PD Dr. Daniel Müller (Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies) Website
  • Dr. Gregorio Gavier-Pizarro & MSc Maria Elena Zaccagnini (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Instituto de Recursos Biológicos (INTA-IRB), Buenos Aires, Argentina) Website
  • Dr. Matias Mastrangelo & Dr. Pedro Laterra (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Grupo de Estudio de Agroecosistemas y Paisajes Rurales (UNMdP), Buenos Aires, Argentina) Website
  • Prof. Dr. Ricardo Grau & Dr. Ignacio Gasparri (Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Instituto de Ecología Regional (UNT), Tucumán, Argentina) Website
  • Dr. José Norberto Volante (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Salta (INTA-EEA), Cerrillos, Argentina) Website