Tag Archives: Markets

The Landscapes Blog’s Big Issues 2013

Happy New Year! With 2014 upon us, it’s a good time to review some of the big emerging or debated issues related to integrated landscape approaches the Landscapes Blog covered last year. Climate change was a pervasive theme on the Landscape … Continue reading

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Testing the Waters: Experimentation and Innovation in Markets for Integrated Landscapes

A paradigm of agricultural landscape management, in which stakeholders work towards common objectives and the environmental and economic bottom lines are not at odds with one another, doesn’t seem too far out of the question. Yet, as our contributors over … Continue reading

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Risky Business: A Landscape Approach to Sustainable Supply Chains

By Gabrielle Kissinger, Lexeme Consulting On Wednesday, we saw how partnership and collaboration can facilitate the move towards sustainable agricultural production at a landscape scale. Yet risk is still a constant concern within supply chain management. In today’s post, author … Continue reading

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Getting the Markets Right for Integrated Landscape Management

Still emerging from the afterglow of the Global Landscapes Forum, the topics of a ‘Green Economy’, market incentives, and private sector partnerships have all garnered considerable interest on the frontiers of sustainable landscapes. The economic realities driving land use and … Continue reading

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Economics, Markets and Incentives for Livelihoods and Landscapes

“Landscapes do not exist in a vacuum, but are influenced by a wide range of external factors including policies and economic conditions generated far outside it…” Businesses operate in the realm of markets, and this week the Sustainable Food Lab … Continue reading

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It’s Wild! Taking a Market Approach to Land Management

This week, the Landscapes Blog explored market approaches to promote integrated landscape management. Payment for ecosystem services and corporate commitments have served as ways to manage land and natural resources more sustainably. Today’s post looks at an example where the … Continue reading

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Niche Product Markets: A Silver Bullet for Agrobiodiversity Conservation?

By Adam G. Drucker, Senior Economist Bioversity International, Rome, Italy Only around 30 plants account for more than 85% of global crop production. The majority of the planet’s food comes from a very small number of crops: out of approximately … Continue reading

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