About the Landscapes BlogThe Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative is an international collaborative effort to support and scale-up the practice of whole landscape approaches to address the full set of needs from the rural land base – from sustainable, climate-resilient food and fiber production to biodiversity conservation to rural livelihoods. As part of this Initiative, the Landscapes Blog serves as a venue to learn about, share, and discuss topics related to landscape approaches. It seeks to engage leaders in the field, highlight research, present examples of landscape approaches in practice, and contribute to the discussions during major international events and policy processes.
Tag Archives: Community-Based Management
Implementation of Sustainable Farming Practices in Trinidad’s Northern Range Communities In the hillsides of Trinidad’s Northern Range, smallholder subsistence farming systems dominate the landscape. Pushed to this frontier by escalating pressure on low-lying agriculture lands from more urban development and … Continue reading
A recent article in the journal Ecosystem Services examines the range of ecosystem services in Africa, the threats to them, and policies to preserve them. It touches on an issue related to Monday’s Landscapes Blog post on sparing land for … Continue reading
Trees, a topic never too far from discussions on climate change mitigation, are also important features in agricultural landscapes. As we move from the food security and development events of the past couple of months, and into the period around … Continue reading
Restoring a Forest Regreening initiatives are striving to combat or even reverse land degradation in the arid Sahelian region of Africa. This tactic is reaching significant scale, with benefits not only to the environment, but also for agricultural production and … Continue reading
A story from the Blue Nile Basin, in the Ethiopian Highlands By Catherine Pfeifer, Post-Doctoral Scientist International Livestock Research Institute and International Water Management Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Landscapes in the Ethiopian highlands are mainly shaped by rainfed agriculture. The … Continue reading
By Deborah Hines, Representative of the UN World Food Programme in Ecuador and Catherine Zanev, Policy Officer, Climate Change, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Office World Food Programme, Rome, Italy Nearly half of the communities in the Pichincha Province of Ecuador … Continue reading