Tag Archives: Ecosystem Services

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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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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What Will It Take to Get Businesses Involved in African Landscape Initiatives?

By Abby Waldorf, CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems In 2009, businesses and farmers operating in Naivasha received a rude wake up call. Lake Naivasha almost dried up. In a basin that supports over 60% of Kenya’s flower industry, … Continue reading

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Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment: Innovative Successes from Africa

By Elise Ursin and Seth Shames, EcoAgriculture Partners Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) is increasingly becoming an important framework for addressing complex and interlinked agricultural and environmental issues and is garnering increased attention throughout Africa. It offers innovative strategies to promote … 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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Insights on the UNCCD’s 2030 Zero Net Land Degradation Target

By Ilan Stavi, Dead Sea and Arava Science Center, Israel According to recent estimations, approximately 3.5 billion hectares of land (23% of the globe’s land area) have been experiencing degradation processes of various types and severity. Land degradation – mainly … Continue reading

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Promoting Synergies Between Biodiversity and Livelihoods in Coffee Landscapes

By Getachew Tadesse, Environmental Studies Department, University of California, Santa Cruz   Agriculture was probably 8,000 years old by the time Arabica coffee was first domesticated in the montane forests of Ethiopia around 800 AD. Throughout its history, agriculture has … Continue reading

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Even A Little Bit Goes a Long Way: The Role of Green Spaces in Resilient Cities

By Eva Fillion, EcoAgriculture Partners  I decided to leave the air-conditioned office this afternoon to eat my lunch outside in a nearby park.  Even though the air was heavy with humidity and hazy heat, I found the park packed with … Continue reading

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Indigenous Knowledge Spurs Local Biocultural Recovery in Ethiopian Community

By Pernilla Malmer, Stockholm Resilience Centre and Million Belay, MELCA-Ethiopia Food production is at the centre of Earth’s biological and cultural – or “biocultural” – diversity. The Telecho community in Ethiopia is just one out of millions of communities worldwide where cultivated crops … Continue reading

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The Cultural and Ecological Significance of European Wood-Pastures with Reference to Central Romania

By Tibor Hartel, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Department of Environmental Science and Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Wood-pastures are probably the most important ecological and cultural identity bearing landscapes of the European continent. These are grazed landscapes with trees and shrubs—similar … Continue reading

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