Tag Archives: Landscape Approaches

New Guides and Tools for Tackling Complex, Interdisciplinary Problems

Many contemporary environmental scientists and land managers are adopting a refined perspective for addressing complex, interdisciplinary problems that acknowledges humans as an integral part of the natural world. This approach builds on the observation that functioning of human societies and … 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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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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