We conduct field based research, rapid synthesis of knowledge and best practice, put research into-use and make it relevant to international development practice. Our research and development activities mean we can bring to the client- state of the art responses and a broad professional practice. An obvious benefit of this approach is that we can catalyse innovative responses to complex interdisciplinary natural resource management challenges through a team based approach.
For example: good forestry practice brings major benefits to hydrology in the form of blue and green water, whilst at the same time sequestering carbon and conserving biodiversity. Those benefits are relevant to a very broad set of stakeholders and represent a form of optimising natural resource management. Through developing the concept with stakeholders and supporting behaviours that shift from competitive to cooperative strategies and new, alternative scenarios can be considered.