Tag Archives: Landscape Approaches

Policy Dialogues for Integrated Landscape Management: The Kenya Experience

By Krista Heiner and Seth Shames, EcoAgriculture Partners Challenges with food security, poverty, climate change, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss are highly interlinked. These interconnections are increasingly apparent in Kenya’s growing economy, where ecosystem degradation enhances food insecurity and poverty, … Continue reading

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What’s Happening with Integrated Landscapes in Latin America and the Caribbean?

By Elise Ursin, EcoAgriculture Partners Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are vital contributors to global agricultural production and biodiversity. The region is predicted to contain 43 percent of the world’s farmland by 2050 and currently includes eight of the … Continue reading

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Traveling to Integrated Landscapes in Kenya

By Louis Wertz, EcoAgriculture Partners A total traffic jam, par for the course at rush hour in Nairobi, has finally slowed the momentum of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa conference field trip. I write this while … Continue reading

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National Policy to Support Landscape Management in Africa

70% of poor people in sub-Saharan Africa live in rural areas, which forces nations in this region to place a heavy emphasis on rural policy. Policy goals include increased agricultural productivity and improved rural incomes, as well as prudent management … 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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Participatory Policy Making for Integrated Landscape Management in Kenya

By Krista Heiner, EcoAgriculture Partners Sensing the participants were getting a little restless after several hours of discussing policy challenges for the integrated management of water resources in the Lake Naivasha Landscape, Joan Kimayu, a lead facilitator with the Strengthening … Continue reading

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Beyond Pipes and Pumps: Learning about Landscapes

By Miuru Jayaweera, CGIAR Research Programme on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) Heenbanda was overwhelmed. Today was different from his usual toil in the paddy field. This morning he chose to travel to Peradeniya, Central Sri Lanka, approximately 75 kilometers … Continue reading

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Transforming Commodity Markets for Conservation at the Landscape-Level

By: Kedar Mankad, EcoAgriculture Partners The environmental impacts of commodities have been a hot topic lately, from haze in Indonesia, carbon emissions from Brazil, and environmental degradation and poverty in Cote d’Ivoire. What do these stories have in common? They … Continue reading

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Ecoagriculture Partners with Protected Areas in Thailand

By Jeffrey A. McNeely Having retired from IUCN in Switzerland and moved back to Thailand (where I started my international conservation work as a Peace Corps Volunteer back in 1968), I found a challenging position: technical advisor to the Department … Continue reading

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Time is Now to Demand an Integrated Sustainable Development Agenda

The Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals’ tenth session opens today to deliberate and negotiate the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. It is not hyperbole to say that their recommendations to the UN General Assembly, set to be delivered … Continue reading

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