Tag Archives: Community-Based Management

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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A Methodological Guide for Blending Local & Technical Knowledge on Soil Fertility Management

Today is the United Nation’s Day for South-South Cooperation, which highlights the need for cooperation between developing countries to complement the international development efforts of industrialized nations. Edmundo Barrios of the World Agroforestry Center writes about a specific case of South-South … Continue reading

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Demonstrating How to Integrate Gender into Conservation

  By Brittany Ajroud, Conservation International In East Timor’s Nino Konis Santana National Park, men work as fishermen while women prepare the catch for sale—first removing the fish from fishing gear, then sorting, processing and packaging for the market. In … Continue reading

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European Wood-Pastures as Cultural Landscapes

By Tibor Hartel (Sapientia University, Romania) and Tobias Plieninger (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) European landscapes are shaped by long-lasting, intensive and complex interactions between people and nature. This interaction has generated values that are appreciated by society, nowadays called “landscape … 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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Negotiating Sustainable Landscapes Requires Inclusive and Innovative Tools

By Robert Frederick Finlayson, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Governments and communities are finding it easier to work together to create a sustainable, climate-friendly Southeast Asia thanks to a suite of ‘tools’ that support negotiations over land use. But, do you … Continue reading

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Where Are the Monkeys? The Fallacy of Evaluating Conservation from Above the Canopy

By Torsten Krause, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies Tropical deforestation and forest degradation has made its way into international news headlines and political agendas. The urgency and need to reduce forest loss is clearer than ever before, and many … Continue reading

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Landscape Capacity Building in Africa: How to Ensure Ownership, Equality and Change

By Cora van Oosten, Wageningen University and Louise Buck, EcoAgriculture Partners and Cornell University Working from a landscape perspective means to be able to “see the bigger picture.” Besides having technical know-how, one needs to understand spatial processes, work in … Continue reading

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Landscape Governance in Africa: Navigating Power Imbalances to Foster Cooperation

This July, the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative is hosting a conference to bring together leading minds from African government, research, civil society and the private sector in Nairobi. The goal? To generate an ambitious agenda to enhance … Continue reading

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Rewards and Challenges of Conservation in Kenya: A Conversation with KENVO

KENVO (Kijabe Environment Volunteers), a Kenyan organization created in 1994, is comprised of residents in communities bordering the Kereita Forest. This area is vital to the livelihoods of local populations but has suffered from over-cultivation and deforestation. To conserve the rich biodiversity … Continue reading

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