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Solutions from the Land: Developing a New Vision for United States Agriculture, Forestry, and Conservation

  • Melinda Kimble
  • Neil Sampson

This report outlines ongoing land management challenges and proposes a vision for producing more agricultural and forestry products and ecosystem services with fewer inputs and environmental impacts...

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Investing in Trees and Landscape Restoration in Africa

  • Peter Dewees
  • Frank Place
  • Sara Scherr
  • Chris Buss

This paper investigates tree-based and other land management technologies for restoration and livelihood, private market incentives within landscape restoration goals and identifies opportunities for..

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Coordinating Finance for Climate-Smart Agriculture

  • Seth Shames
  • Rachel Friedman
  • Tanja Havemann

This paper presents the findings of an inventory of the scale and structure of flows of climate and agricultural finance in the developing world, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa and..

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From Climate Smart Agriculture to Climate Smart Landscapes

From Climate-Smart Agriculture to Climate-Smart Landscapes

  • Sara Scherr
  • Seth Shames
  • Rachel Friedman

This article explains the concept of climate-smart landscapes, enumerates the benefits, identifies key components, and recommends concrete actions to scale them up around the world.

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Reported Impacts of 23 Integrated Landscape Initiatives

This document provides an interim overview of the nature and scale of impacts reports from 23 integrated landscape initiatives all over the world, with diverse aims and in diverse contexts.

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Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature: The Vision, the Evidence, and Next Steps

This foundational document of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative identified more than 300 landscape approaches at work around the world ahead of Rio+20.

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Food and Agriculture: The future of sustainability

  • Daniele Giovannucci
  • Sara Scherr
  • Jeffrey C. Milder
  • Danielle Nierenberg
  • Charlotte Hebebrand
  • Julie Shapiro
  • Keith Wheeler

On our current trajectory, severe disruptions to national and regional food systems are highly likely to happen - the main question is when. This report, commissioned by the UN DESA as a strategic..

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Assessing the Ecological Impacts of Agricultural Eco-Certification and Standards: A Global Review of the Science and Practice

  • Jeffrey C. Milder
  • Lee Gross
  • Alexandra M. Class

Assessing the Ecological Impacts of Agricultural Eco-Certification and Standards reviews the science and practice of ecological impact assessments for agricultural eco-standards.

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Tropical Fruit Tree Species and Climate Change

  • Bhuown Sthapit

Ripe for the picking, opportunities for sustainable fruit production At the nexus of climate change and growing demand for fruits, there are both opportunities to seek and challenges to deal with...

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Realizing the Satoyama Vision in Project Landscapes

  • Abigail Hart

This workshop marks the inception of the UNDP project COMDEKS– Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative. Stemming from a unique partnership between the Ministry of..

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