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How Big of a Role Does Gender Play in Restoration Efforts?

Gender has a whole lot more to do with the landscape of Burkina Faso than meets the eye. Marlène Elias, as part of the IUCN’s Case Study Series on Gender and Restoration, writes about the distinct relationships that each gender has with … Continue reading

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LIBERATION: A Knowledge Platform for Ecological Intensification

Elise Ursin, EcoAgriculture Partners As it becomes increasingly clear that industrial agriculture is not sustainable, the current search for alternatives may very well define the future of food. Though academics, policy makers, and civil society organizations have produced an impressive … Continue reading

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Agri-Culture and Agroecosystems: Producing More, Protecting More

By Jules Pretty, Professor of Environment and Society, University of Essex Interest in agricultural sustainability can be traced to environmental concerns that began to appear in the 1950s and 1960s, particularly with books by Rachel Carson and Barbara Ward. However, … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Rights and Contributions of Indigenous Peoples as Stewards of Landscapes

By Jes Walton, EcoAgriculture Partners This year’s International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples focuses on the rights and contributions of diverse knowledge systems to many aspects of our lives. Indigenous and rural communities have developed and maintained integrated systems … Continue reading

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Close to Home: Exploring Three of Virginia’s Working Landscapes

By Jes Walton, EcoAgriculture Partners This blog often focuses on the geographies and management techniques of faraway (from our headquarters in Washington, DC) lands like the Eastern High Atlas of Morocco or Northern Tanzania’s culturally and ecologically unique Maasai Steppe … Continue reading

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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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