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.
Tag Archives: Livestock
The Landscapes Blog has been focusing attention on biodiversity this month and in the lead-up to the Convention on Biological Diversity in October. Dr. Tobias Plieninger, Head of the Ecosystem Services Research Group at the Berlin-Brandenberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in … Continue reading
Farmers are already noticing the impacts of climatic change on their crop yields and water supplies. The Landscapes Blog has covered climate-smart agriculture, particularly when applied at a landscape scale, as a means to boost the adaptive capacity of agricultural … Continue reading
Protecting the Pigs By Srdjan Stojanovic & Milan Ivankovic, Advisors Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Forestry and Water Management, Department for Rural Development, Republic of Serbia If you were to fly over Serbia, you would see two types of animal production systems: … Continue reading
A story from the Blue Nile Basin, in the Ethiopian Highlands By Catherine Pfeifer, Post-Doctoral Scientist International Livestock Research Institute and International Water Management Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Landscapes in the Ethiopian highlands are mainly shaped by rainfed agriculture. The … Continue reading
By Deborah Hines, Representative of the UN World Food Programme in Ecuador and Catherine Zanev, Policy Officer, Climate Change, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction Office World Food Programme, Rome, Italy Nearly half of the communities in the Pichincha Province of Ecuador … Continue reading