Tag Archives: Rio+20

One Planet, One Future

Photo Credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT This week the Landscapes Blog has explored some of the recent work regarding agriculture and climate change, a critically important issue for both food security and the environment. Bearing in mind the integration of people’s livelihoods, … Continue reading

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Managing Water Resources with Integrated Approaches

While the Landscapes Blog has touched on many of the sustainable agriculture related events that occurred in Rio de Janeiro last month, it’s yet to highlight the day of events focused on one of the most important elements for agriculture: … Continue reading

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A Case for a Green Agricultural Economy

Rio+20 has passed, but that doesn’t mean that agriculture and sustainable development are off the table. We are continuing to showcase some of the work in prep for Rio+20, relevant to landscapes for people, food and nature. The International Food … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development Leaders and Global Celebrities Join in Celebration

Every two years the Equator Initiative partnership awards the prestigious Equator Prize to outstanding local and indigenous community efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.  The Equator Initiative is dedicated to celebrating successful local initiatives at the poverty-biodiversity nexus, creating … Continue reading

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On the Road from Rio: Partnerships Looking Forward

The Partnership Forum at Rio+20 consists of a series of events designed to highlight and promote some of the best partnerships currently contributing to the implementation of sustainable development. The Forum culminates this Friday, June 22, with a session for … Continue reading

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Avoiding Future Famines

In an event yesterday, the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) released the report Avoiding Future Famines: Strengthening the Ecological Foundation of Food Security through Sustainable Food Systems. Launched at Rio+20, the report challenges the business as usual methods for growing … Continue reading

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Agencies for a Food Secure Future

Yesterday, the Rome-based United Nations agencies – Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – along with the CGIAR’s Bioversity International held an event on ‘Aiming for a Food Secure … Continue reading

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Agriculture’s Day at Rio+20

Yesterday marked the fourth Agriculture and Rural Development Day, and the first outside of a UNFCCC meeting. From the very beginning, it had a slightly different flavor: landscapes featured prominently on the agenda. Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice President of … Continue reading

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Drivers of Change for the Issue of Food Security

With Rio+20 UNCSD taking place this week, the issues of development and sustainability continue to garner attention. The Landscapes Blog has been highlighting relevant reports, which discuss various approaches to economic growth and poverty alleviation, while addressing multiple environmental concerns.  … Continue reading

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Building Alliances for People, Food, and Nature

Increasing food production, boosting rural incomes, improving human health, and restoring degraded land, rivers and habitats – these are critical needs that must be addressed in the upcoming Rio+20 UNCSD. The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative has released … Continue reading

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