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.
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By John Buchanan, Senior Director of Food Security Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, USA Modern food systems have been very successful at producing vast amounts of food to feed our growing world. However, this has come at a high cost. Many … Continue reading →
By Dr. Emile Frison, Director General Bioversity International, Rome, Italy In recent years, evidence has been accumulating about the need for change in agriculture. The International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development report, the 2010 report to … Continue reading →
By Dr. Tony Simons, Director General World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya The answer to the question “what is a landscape?” differs tremendously depending on the respondent. To a landscape ecologist it is a cluster of interacting ecosystems; wildlife experts may … Continue reading →
By: Mr. Kazuhiko Takemoto, Senior Fellow and Program Director United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies, International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, Yokohama, Japan The recent birth of the world’s seven billionth person in October 2011 was just the latest … Continue reading →
By Dr. Sara J. Scherr, President EcoAgriculture Partners, Washington, DC, USA I worked for 25 years as an agricultural economist in tropical rainforests and hillsides, studying sustainable agricultural development in what were then called “marginal lands” for farming. I was … Continue reading →