Tag Archives: Climate Change

The Time is Now: Take Action on Climate Change in Africa

The release of the African Landscapes Action Plan strategically coincides with the United Nations Climate Summit currently underway in New York City, as well as the launch of the Global Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance. The Agroforestry World Blog takes note of … Continue reading

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Setting Goals at the UN Climate Summit

If you are reading this, chances are that you’re already aware of the detrimental effects of climate change. You’ve read the research, you know the rhetoric: we are deep in a cycle of emitting harmful greenhouse gasses, degrading the land … Continue reading

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Equator Prize Recipients Incorporate Ecoagriculture Principles into Award-Winning Initiatives

Next Monday, on the eve of the United Nations Climate Summit, as high level government officials from around the world check into their hotels, a different kind of UN gathering will be taking place in New York City—one that brings … Continue reading

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Agroecology and Ecoagriculture: Coming to Terms with the Terminology

By Margie Miller, EcoAgriculture Partners With the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security just around the corner, a colleague of mine was recently asked by a peer to explain the difference between agroecology and ecoagriculture. “Funny you … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Puts a Price Tag on Nature: Will it Work?

The payments for ecosystem services (PES) strategy is a fairly controversial one: though it does provide strong incentive for sustainable practices, it also means monetizing natural features and linking the environment to an often unstable economy. Alvaro Umaña, Costa Rica’s first … Continue reading

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Spatial-Temporal Monitoring of Land Use Change in Brazil

By Victor Coelho, Pernambuco Federal University/Universidade Federal de Pernambuco  Changes in land use caused by human actions have generated major impacts on the landscape, including the substitution of natural areas for diverse uses and the fragmentation of forested areas. These … Continue reading

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Guna Yala and REDD+: A Look at Why Some Resist

By Jes Walton, EcoAgriculture Partners Recently, several of us at EcoAgriculture Partners discussed the need to explore why some groups resist or hesitate to adopt ecoagricultural practices and integrated approaches to landscape management. As the Third International Conference for Small … Continue reading

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Grass, Soil, Hope: A Story About Carbon Country

By Courtney White, Quivira Coalition This is the story of how I came into Carbon Country. I’m a former archaeologist and Sierra Club activist who became a dues-paying member of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association as a producer of … Continue reading

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Pitching to the Dragons: Where Science Meets Policy and Communications

How can scientists mobilize their knowledge for action? During the Science Communications for Policy Impact side event at the LPFN in Africa Conference in Nairobi, researchers came face-to-face with policy makers to learn how to make their voices heard. In the “Dragon’s Den,” they pitched their … 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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