Tag Archives: Multifunctional Landscapes

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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European Wood-Pastures as Cultural Landscapes

By Tibor Hartel (Sapientia University, Romania) and Tobias Plieninger (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) European landscapes are shaped by long-lasting, intensive and complex interactions between people and nature. This interaction has generated values that are appreciated by society, nowadays called “landscape … Continue reading

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Meeting Food Needs in a Perfect Storm

By Eva Fillion, EcoAgriculture Partners The world’s population continues to outgrow our capacity to produce and distribute enough nutritious food for all. With this steadily ballooning population, increasing hunger and evidence that industrial agriculture contributes heavily to climate change, achieving food … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Rights and Contributions of Indigenous Peoples as Stewards of Landscapes

By Jes Walton, EcoAgriculture Partners This year’s International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples focuses on the rights and contributions of diverse knowledge systems to many aspects of our lives. Indigenous and rural communities have developed and maintained integrated systems … Continue reading

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Close to Home: Exploring Three of Virginia’s Working Landscapes

By Jes Walton, EcoAgriculture Partners This blog often focuses on the geographies and management techniques of faraway (from our headquarters in Washington, DC) lands like the Eastern High Atlas of Morocco or Northern Tanzania’s culturally and ecologically unique Maasai Steppe … Continue reading

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Bringing “Nutrition” Back to Agriculture and Food Security

By Margaret McEwan/International Potato Center, Danny Hunter/Bioversity International and Gordon Prain/International Potato Center The African Union declared 2014 to be The Year of Agriculture and Food Security. As researcher-practitioners passionate about agriculture-nutrition linkages and the contribution of agricultural biodiversity to nutrition … 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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Women as the Primary Source of Information – Sustainable Rangeland Management in Northwestern Kenya

By Gabby Abrego, Conservation International “Our livelihood is our land and the cows,” Beatrice Lemparia explains as she begins to describe life as an indigenous Mukogodo Maasai woman. Beatrice comes from one of the semi-nomadic, pastoralist communities that lives northwest … Continue reading

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Dancing Our Way to Effective Integrated Landscape Management

A collaborative endeavor by nature, integrated landscape management depends upon striking a balance between multiple stakeholders and their various strengths and weaknesses in order to achieve the goal of effectively managing a multipurpose landscape.  Abby Hart and Camilla Zanzanaini investigate … Continue reading

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