About the Blog

The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative* is an international collaborative initiative of knowledge sharing, dialogue, and action to support the integrated management of rural landscapes for food production, ecosystem conservation, and sustainable livelihoods. To further these goals, the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Blog hosts insight and commentary from 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 blog@ecoagriculture.org

*The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative has nine Co-Organizers including:  Bioversity International, Conservation International, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, EcoAgriculture Partners, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and the World Resources Institute.
This blog is managed by EcoAgriculture Partners on behalf of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. Entries in this blog are for discussion purposes only and do not necessarily represent the views of the Co-Organizer Organizations.
The designations employed in this blog do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of EcoAgriculture Partners or the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. Links to other web sites are provided for the user’s convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or any associated organization, product or service.

7 Responses to About the Blog

  1. HADDOUCH says:

    Hello
    Talking of the biodiversity friendly products, could any of you share his experience of eco labelling in the biosphere reserve sites. thanks

  2. Odigha Odigha says:

    Sara,
    Thank you for taking Ecoagriculture this far. This Blog is one of the most relevant initiatives in our search for an integrated approach in the search for solutions to the climate change crisis , deforestation and forest degradation , rural poverty and food insecurity. Right now I am coordinating the REDD+ in Cross River State of Nigeria. I interact with the community people in their farms. I believe Ecoagriculture can immensely assist us see quick success in our REDD+ Programme and will help launch the green economy approach to development faster at the community level.
    We need to place these views and new approaches in farming within the reach of those who produce the food that feed teaming populations.
    Regards
    Odigha Odigha

  3. Fra-Dor says:

    I appreciate the in-depth and thoughtful approach this blog takes as a whole. It’s fascinating to be able to read about environmental policies and trending topics in the news related to sustainability…all in once place. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Henry Nsubuga says:

    I chanced to get on this blog which exactly addresses the work iam doing in Mountain Ecosystems in Uganda. Biodiversity conservation and ecosystems management in developing countries needs a very integrated approach which balances livelihood incentives with ecosystems management at the landscape level.But of course issues of tenure, migration patterns and conservation still sound outstanding. Am looking forward to a lot of lessons.

  5. Ariën Baken says:

    Your blog is very important to collect knowledge and experiences we need for the for the future of the earth.
    It is related of the slow food movement. I am a Dutch member of that movement.
    Regards

  6. Dear all,
    Congratulations for this great initiative ! I look forward to reading this blog, and also contributing to it.
    You propose to focus on “production systems for food, forest and wetland products”. Wouldn’t it make sense to look at the production and consumption systems? In fact, consumption patterns may be as important as production regarding the impacts on landscapes and use of natural resources. Within the “Food for the Cities” initiative of FAO, we indeed promote a food system approach, linking consumers and producers, urban and rural areas, within a landscape continuum.
    Sincerely, Julien

    • Sara Scherr says:

      Julien,
      You make an excellent point that we must broaden our idea of landscapes to include not only farmers’ production and livelihood activities and the management of ecosystem services, but also the broader food systems that shape them. We welcome consumer-oriented groups as well as others working on urban food systems, like FAO’s Food for Cities, to share their perspectives, studies and examples with this Blog community.
      Regards,
      Sara

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