The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative* is an international collaborative initiative of cross-sectoral knowledge sharing, dialogue, and action to support the integrated management of rural landscapes for food production, ecosystem conservation, and sustainable livelihoods. As part of this Initiative, the Landscapes Blog serves to further these goals, and hosts insight and commentary from a a cross‐sectoral group of leaders in the field with interests in agriculture, food security, natural resources management, and poverty reduction. Through this variety of voices and perspectives, the Blog highlights new research, presents examples of landscape approaches in practice, and contributes to the discussions during major international events and policy processes.
Three thematic series, showcasing the work and experiences of guest authors, serve as the foundation of the blog. Landscape of the Week presents a specific country or landscape where whole landscape approaches are practiced or have the potential to be utilized. Exploring the Evidence provides updates on research underway and showcases findings from the Initiative’s Global Review as they are produced. Finally, stories and perspectives of people actively engaged in landscape approaches, from the field to the policy level, make up the Voices from the Field series. A recent addition, the Landscapes Roundtable, presents expert experiences and perspectives focused on a specific question over the course of two weeks.
Blog posts in any given week may also include reporting on other news, events, and publications that would be of interest to those working on whole landscape approaches. These supplementary posts comprise the category Staying Current, and help frame the work on landscape approaches in the context of larger discussions on agricultural development and sustainability, including important international policy processes.
For more information about the Landscapes Blog, or if you are interested in contributing, please contact the Blog Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org