Tag Archives: Agriculture

Climate Change Adaptation and Prawn-Fish-Rice Agroecosystems

By Stuart Bunting, University of Essex and Nesar Ahmed, Bangladesh Agricultural University Prawn-fish-rice agroecosystems consist of farming freshwater prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) and selected fish species in rice fields. Wider spacing of rice plants in such integrated systems promotes primary production throughout … Continue reading

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African Leaders Urged to Link Landscapes to the People

The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa Conference started July 1st, with a rousing opening session. This report, originally published on FoodTank.com, captures the key issues and action orientation of the meeting. Follow the meeting as it continues … Continue reading

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National Policy to Support Landscape Management in Africa

70% of poor people in sub-Saharan Africa live in rural areas, which forces nations in this region to place a heavy emphasis on rural policy. Policy goals include increased agricultural productivity and improved rural incomes, as well as prudent management … Continue reading

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Unlocking the Potential of Integrated Landscape Management for Business in Africa

By Lee Gross, EcoAgriculture Partners With approximately 60% of the world’s remaining arable land, Africa is poised to achieve significant economic growth through agricultural development and other rural land uses.  It has been estimated that between 2008-2020, consumer products, natural … Continue reading

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Beyond Pipes and Pumps: Learning about Landscapes

By Miuru Jayaweera, CGIAR Research Programme on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Heenbanda was overwhelmed. Today was different from his usual toil in the paddy field. This morning he chose to travel to Peradeniya, Central Sri Lanka, approximately 75 kilometers … Continue reading

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Promoting Synergies Between Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Coffee Landscapes

By Getachew Tadesse, Environmental Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz   Agriculture was probably 8,000 years old by the time Arabica coffee was first domesticated in the montane forests of Ethiopia around 800 AD. Throughout its history, agriculture has … Continue reading

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Indigenous Knowledge Spurs Local Biocultural Recovery in Ethiopian Community

By Pernilla Malmer, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Million Belay, MELCA-Ethiopia Food production is at the centre of Earth’s biological and cultural – or “biocultural” – diversity. The Telecho community in Ethiopia is just one out of millions of communities worldwide where cultivated crops … Continue reading

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Resilience: Are We Just Buying Time?

It’s time to ask hard questions as we lead up to the 2014 International Science and Policy Conference on the resilience of social and ecological systems. Just as this event calls on us to mobilize for transformation of development to … Continue reading

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Growing Green: Green Winemaking Practices

By Madeline Blasberg, Certified Wine Consultant for Etching Expressions   Winemaking, when all things are considered, can be a very dirty business. Chemical pesticides, fertilizers, weed killers, and hours of diesel-burning machinery add up to a considerable social and environmental … Continue reading

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Transforming Commodity Markets for Conservation at the Landscape-Level

By: Kedar Mankad, EcoAgriculture Partners The environmental impacts of commodities have been a hot topic lately, from haze in Indonesia, carbon emissions from Brazil, and environmental degradation and poverty in Cote d’Ivoire. What do these stories have in common? They … Continue reading

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