About the Landscapes BlogThe Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative is an international collaborative effort to support and scale-up the practice of whole landscape approaches to address the full set of needs from the rural land base – from sustainable, climate-resilient food and fiber production to biodiversity conservation to rural livelihoods. As part of this Initiative, the Landscapes Blog serves as a venue to learn about, share, and discuss topics related to landscape approaches. It seeks to engage leaders in the field, highlight research, present examples of landscape approaches in practice, and contribute to the discussions during major international events and policy processes.
Author Archives: Rachel Friedman
by Fabrice DeClerck (Bioversity International), Mam Kosal, and Gareth Johnstone (World Fish Centre), with contributions from Andrew Noble, Debbie Bossio, Michael Victor, and Camilla Zanzanaini Water is essential to life on this planet, and more specifically to agriculture and healthy … Continue reading
By Rajendra Uprety, Irrigation Specialist, Asia Youth Exchange Programme One of the important, underlying principles of an integrated landscape approach is using participatory processes. Through his experience working with the Nepalese District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), today’s guest author Rajendra … Continue reading
By Wei Zhang, Research Fellow, and Mark Rosegrant, Director, Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC On the Landscapes Blog we’ve seen how diversity on the farm level to diversity at the scale of … Continue reading
Melting Pots of Biodiversity: Native and Introduced Plants in Tropical Smallholder Farming Landscapes
By Christian Kull, Associate Professor at Monash University, Australia For the past week the Landscapes Blog has taken a closer look at trees and forests in the context of agricultural landscapes. While there is often an emphasis on native vegetation … Continue reading
One size doesn’t usually fit all. And the case of reducing deforestation and forest degradation is no different. While agriculture is often viewed as a driver of deforestation, context is key for developing policies to maintain ecosystem benefits within a … Continue reading