PRODIGY is a scientific cooperation project between Germany, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. The principal interest of the project is to understand whether a higher diversity of systems spanning from soil health to economic and social aspects enhances their resilience in the Western Amazon basin. Thus, PRODIGY addresses the constantly transforming dynamics between nature and society in the tri-national MAP region. The project aims at describing the complex interdependencies by revealing the respective tipping points of the system-immanent functions. These tipping points are the moments when the systems change to a different state, often threatening human wellbeing on a mid- to long-term scale. Jointly with local stakeholders, PRODIGY will contribute to the development of sustainable options for future decisions, which avoid the crossing of system-relevant tipping points and safeguard livelihoods in a transforming world.