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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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A Methodological Guide for Blending Local & Technical Knowledge on Soil Fertility Management

Today is the United Nation’s Day for South-South Cooperation, which highlights the need for cooperation between developing countries to complement the international development efforts of industrialized nations. Edmundo Barrios of the World Agroforestry Center writes about a specific case of South-South … Continue reading

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Pitching to the Dragons: Where Science Meets Policy and Communications

How can scientists mobilize their knowledge for action? During the Science Communications for Policy Impact side event at the LPFN in Africa Conference in Nairobi, researchers came face-to-face with policy makers to learn how to make their voices heard. In the “Dragon’s Den,” they pitched their … 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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Priorities for Research to Achieve Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa

By Christine Negra, EcoAgriculture Partners In too many parts of Africa, a challenging combination of natural resource and labor constraints and limited access to agricultural inputs and technologies reinforces persistent yield gaps and rural poverty traps. Now more than ever, … Continue reading

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The Cultural and Ecological Significance of European Wood-Pastures with Reference to Central Romania

By Tibor Hartel, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Department of Environmental Science and Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Wood-pastures are probably the most important ecological and cultural identity bearing landscapes of the European continent. These are grazed landscapes with trees and shrubs—similar … Continue reading

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What Incentives and Policies Support the Coviability of Farmland Biodiversity and Agriculture?

By Lauriane Mouysset, University of Cambridge Modern agriculture and associated farming intensification has been identified as a major cause of declining biodiversity in farmlands. Nevertheless, the world’s growing population must be fed, and a balance must be struck between the … Continue reading

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Conservation Incentive Program Shows Payoffs in Brazil

A new study on a program called Bolsa Floresta (which translates to “forest allowance”) pays families and small farmers to participate in conservation programming, and its positive results point to opportunities to expand similar financing programs. This post was originally … Continue reading

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Sago-based Agriculture and the Forest Dominated Rural Landscape

Sago palm groves are cultivated in swamps and alongside streams. When a mature sago palm is felled for starch extraction – which can provide sustenance for a family for several months – new suckers grow from the stump or root. … Continue reading

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Malagasy Smallholders: Coping Mechanisms & Adaptation Strategies

By Jes Walton, EcoAgriculture Partners The 38th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) met from March 25-29, 2014 to complete the Fifth Assessment Report on adaptation, vulnerability and climate change impacts. And, although this extensive report covers … Continue reading

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