Tag Archives: Sustainable Development

From a Central to Devolved Governing System in Kenya: Which Way for Natural Resources?

By David Kuria, Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO) When Kenya enacted a new constitution in August 2010, the country ushered in a new and progressive order aimed at expressing the commitment of the Kenyan people to nurture and protect the well-being … Continue reading

Posted in Exploring the Evidence | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in LPFN in Africa | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unlocking the Potential of Integrated Landscape Management for Business in Africa

By Lee Gross, EcoAgriculture Partners With approximately 60% of the world’s remaining arable land, Africa is poised to achieve significant economic growth through agricultural development and other rural land uses.  It has been estimated that between 2008-2020, consumer products, natural … Continue reading

Posted in LPFN in Africa | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Finding a Place for REDD+ in Sustainable Landscapes

The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) initiative has a potentially large role to play in international actions to combat climate change. Sustainable management of forests and forest carbon stocks does more than just preserve the world’s forests … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Reimagining the Urban and Rural as Integrated City Region Landscapes

Originally posted on FoodTank.com, this piece by a co-author of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative’s new report, City Regions as Landscapes for People, Food and Nature urges people who care about sustainable development to break down the … Continue reading

Posted in Exploring the Evidence | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Victoria to Chilwa: Integrated Development Successes at the Lake Basin Scale

By Jes Walton and Krista Heiner On February 10, 2014, the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program hosted an event on Integrated Development in Two African Lake Basins. Panelists reported on programmatic and project-level successes, showing the benefits of … Continue reading

Posted in Exploring the Evidence | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

A Sustainable Development Goal for Agriculture

As the date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) nears, with 2015 in rapid approach, discussion around a new set of ‘Sustainable Development Goals‘ (SDGs) has been building. Where the MDGs set forward specific targets for hunger, health, environment, … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Fast Forward to 2030: What the Future Holds for Food and Farming

Post and graphics by Farming First At the Global Landscapes Forum last weekend, in addition to much clamour over UNFCCC negotiations, there was also discussion of the Sustainable Development Goals under design. While these goals tackle major challenges facing people … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

Goals for Sustainable Development: Landscapes on the Post-2015 Agenda

This week marks the 33rd year of World Food Day observations, which also celebrates the 68th anniversary of the UN Food and Agriculture’s (FAO) founding. Over this time, both have served to build awareness around hunger and malnutrition, and tried to … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments