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Nicaraguan Mega-Gardens: Community-Led Conservation for Plant Diversity and Soil Health

By Sara Delaney/Episcopal Relief & Development and Audrey White/Council of Protestant Churches in Nicaragua Over the past few years I’ve often wondered—why do some agricultural training programs inspire farmers to make real changes in their fields, while others amount to … Continue reading

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B-ADAPT: Adapting to Climate Change with a Landscape Approach

By Gabriel Sarasin (Project Manager B-ADAPT, African Model Forest Network), Marie-Eve Landry (Program Development and Innovation Agent, Cuso International), Mariam Faye (Project Management Assistant, Cuso International) Community focused management of reforestation and restoration efforts concluded last week’s blog posts. Our … Continue reading

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Participatory Action Research for Smallholder Carbon Projects

By Quinn Bernier, International Food Policy Research Institute  Getting the details of agricultural carbon projects right requires paying close attention to local institutions. These entities – including community groups, local NGOs and local governments – are  pivotal in encouraging the … Continue reading

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A Dialogue for Landscape Action in the Maasai Steppe

By Chris Planicka, EcoAgriculture Partners The Maasai Steppe Heartland is home to Maasai pastoralist communities, who raise cattle, sheep, and goats across some of northern Tanzania’s most important wildlife corridors. Encompassing both Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks, the Maasai … Continue reading

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Permaculture and Agroecology: Building Household Demonstrations to Improve Food Security, Livelihoods, and Ecosystems in Malawi

By Chisomo Kamchacha, Evaluation Specialist, Kusamala Institute of Agriculture & Ecology, Malawi Rhoda lives with her mother and sister near Lilongwe, Malawi, and grows a diverse range of vegetables for consumption and for sale. Selling vegetables is an additional income … Continue reading

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Studying Success: Integrated Landscape Initiatives in Latin America

English Español Over the past couple of weeks, acknowledging and embracing multiple objectives related to food, environment, and social wellbeing has surfaced as a common theme from our Roundtable authors in discussing the intensification of agricultural systems, and particularly as an … Continue reading

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Small Changes for Big Impacts: Wassa Amenfi West Landscape

The importance of landscape approaches within commodity production systems is gaining increasing recognition. While many of these commodities operate at large scales with few landowners, cocoa is still very much a smallholder crop. Earlier this month the World Cocoa Foundation … Continue reading

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No Regrets: Adaptation Planning for Uncertainty

As discussed Wednesday on the Landscapes Blog, this week began with the observance of World Day to Combat Desertification and the announcement of the Land for Life Awards by the UNCCD. Water scarcity and drought of course have serious implications … Continue reading

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Watershed Wars: Avoiding Water Rights Conflict between Smallholders and Agri-Industries

By Delia C. Catacutan, Senior Social Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam Dr. Catacutan currently leads research related to governance and natural resources management processes, including policy and institutional analyses in relation to payments for ecosystem services, in the Southeast … Continue reading

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Hybridizing Technology: The Case of Rice Farming in Nepal

By Rajendra Uprety, Irrigation Specialist, Asia Youth Exchange Programme One of the important, underlying principles of an integrated landscape approach is using participatory processes. Through his experience working with the Nepalese District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), today’s guest author Rajendra … Continue reading

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