Author Archives: Rachel Friedman

The Landscapes Blog’s Big Issues 2013

Happy New Year! With 2014 upon us, it’s a good time to review some of the big emerging or debated issues related to integrated landscape approaches the Landscapes Blog covered last year. Climate change was a pervasive theme on the Landscape … Continue reading

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Landscapes for People, Food and Nature: A Year in Review

As another year is coming to a close, the Landscapes Blog is taking a moment to reflect on the events and accomplishments that captured our attention in 2013. The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative filled its second year with new … Continue reading

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Setting the Standard: Improving Monitoring and Evaluation for Sustainable Supply Chains

In athletics, when a team has been under-performing for a long time, a new coach often takes over by implementing changes in process: how the team practices, player diets and curfews, the tactics used during the game. Doing things the … Continue reading

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Green Economy: The Art of Managing a Landscape

While the Global Landscape Forum may have passed, only the tip of the iceberg has been scratched in pursuing integrated approaches to sustainable development. One panel discussion at this meeting of landscapes leaders, practioners, and thinkers specifically targeted Landscapes in a … Continue reading

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Are Youth our Path to a Climate Resilient Agricultural Future?

Whitney Houston once sang ‘I believe the children are our future.” But when so many places are experiencing the effects of climate change right now, do we really have time to focus on the future? During the first session of the … Continue reading

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Climate Infographic Break: Trajectories for a Climate-Smart Paradigm

When it comes to climate change planning, we must remember that people live in the places where climate change mitigation happens. And those people have an obvious interest in the resilience of their natural and agricultural systems and their ability … Continue reading

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Negotiating a Climate-Smart Agricultural Future

To influence climate policy trajectory, a clear and consistent message is needed. This toolkit from Farming First and the CGIAR provides resources for developing and disseminating these messages. The past few weeks on the Landscapes Blog have focused on different … Continue reading

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Goals for Sustainable Development: Landscapes on the Post-2015 Agenda

This week marks the 33rd year of World Food Day observations, which also celebrates the 68th anniversary of the UN Food and Agriculture’s (FAO) founding. Over this time, both have served to build awareness around hunger and malnutrition, and tried to … Continue reading

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Studying Success: Integrated Landscape Initiatives in Latin America

English Español Over the past couple of weeks, acknowledging and embracing multiple objectives related to food, environment, and social wellbeing has surfaced as a common theme from our Roundtable authors in discussing the intensification of agricultural systems, and particularly as an … Continue reading

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A New Frame for Agricultural Intensification

Three strong perspectives characterized the Roundtable on the Landscapes Blog, and challenged readers to rethink the frame in which sustainable intensification is set. Professor Joern Fischer dispels notions of optimizing for one output, arguing that many traditional systems are efficient as … Continue reading

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