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The Farm Bill: Crossing the Rural-Urban Divide

This week, the World Urban Forum offers an opportunity to look at the ways in which challenges and opportunities in cities are linked to those in rural areas. National policy can address (or exacerbate) challenges across the rural-urban continuum. Today, … Continue reading

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Policies for Nutrition-Sensitive Landscapes are Needed to Combat Hunger

The year 2013 saw record high numbers for agricultural production and more stable commodity prices than the previous several years, but findings from the International Food Policy Research Institute’s 2013 Global Food Policy Report suggest that the state of global … Continue reading

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A New Approach from USAID: Nature, Wealth and Power 2.0

By Kedar Mankad and Christopher Planicka, EcoAgriculture Partners On January 27th, 2014, USAID launched a second version of their framework for natural resource management, Nature Wealth and Power 2.0 (NWP 2.0) at the first of 4 ECO (Environmental Communication, Learning … Continue reading

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Infographic Break: Landscapes in Climate & Development Policy

A new infographic captures some of the motivations, outcomes, and recommendations of the Global Landscapes Forum held between the two weeks of the UNFCCC 19th Convention of the Parties in Warsaw. It links adaptation and mitigation and suggests landscape principles … Continue reading

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Realizing the Promise of Climate-Smart Landscapes: Plenary Powerpoint

Landscapes are real things in the real world, not theoretical concepts. Integrated landscape management is already happening in thousands of landscapes around the world, and it is having big impacts. We have a lot to learn and do to scale … Continue reading

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Regreening Climate Change Resilience: The Case of Burkina Faso

“If you want to know how to grow crops in the face of climate change, drought, and land degradation, ask Ousséni Kindo, Ousséni Zoromé, or Yacouba Sawadogo—three farmers in Burkina Faso’s Yatenga region.” These words began an article yesterday by … Continue reading

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Legislating Food Security in India

As the world’s second most populous country, with nearly one and a quarter billion people and about 600 million of those involved in agriculture, India is an important country to watch with regards to agricultural land management and food security. … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Cut Global Food Loss And Waste

This post originally appeared on WRI Insights, the blog of Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative co-organizer World Resources Institute. We are cross-posting to wrap up our World Environment Day 2013 coverage. It is the third installment of WRI’s blog series, “Creating … Continue reading

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Leveraging Carbon Markets to Support Smallholder Farmers in Africa: Lessons from Experience

By Seth Shames, Senior Project Manager, EcoAgriculture Partners As the documented and projected impacts of climate change become increasingly alarming, and pressure mounts for dramatic global mitigation efforts, carbon credit markets have developed as a popular policy mechanism.  Though still … Continue reading

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Policy in the Forest-Agriculture Mosaic: REDD+

One size doesn’t usually fit all. And the case of reducing deforestation and forest degradation is no different. While agriculture is often viewed as a driver of deforestation, context is key for developing policies to maintain ecosystem benefits within a … Continue reading

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