Blog for People, Food and Nature

February 9, 2018

Landscapes, territories and the challenge of merging socio-ecological and socio-political strategies for sustainable development

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners

Reflections from my trip to Montpellier, France, in late January for the ‘Living Territories’ conference. I joined more than 250 others at the event, organized by CIRAD, the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development, to debate and take stock of territorial approaches. Though my work at EcoA…
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February 2, 2018

Executive Group Meeting prepares for high-level talks on Sustainable Development

As a graduate student majoring in Environmental Policy, I was given the amazing opportunity to attend the Executive Group Meeting (EGM) held in New York this January. The EGM focused on the importance of interlinkages between sustainable development goals (SDGs) and targets and explore themes for the High-Level Politi…
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December 20, 2017

IUCN Netherlands and EcoAgriculture Partners debut the Landscape Investment and Finance Toolkit (LIFT)

Louis WertzEcoAgriculture Partners

Toolkit uses participatory process designed to help landscapes connect their plans to achieve the SDGs with the finance and investment they need. Finance plays a critical role in implementing the diverse investments required for a sustainable landscape. There has been a considerable uptick in analysis, programs and i…
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September 15, 2017

Blue Waters and Green Mountains: Opening A New Era of Integrated Landscape Management in China

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners

Three impressive landscapes demonstrate the triumphs, and challenges, of integrated landscape management in the world’s most populous country. In August I spent several energizing weeks in western China, visiting three landscapes with Professor Li Changxiao of China’s Southwest University, one of the country’s l…
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July 13, 2017

Finding shared solutions at the landscape level: the landscape approach provides a platform for all stakeholders

The landscape is the level on which our current and future global challenges converge. In pre-industrial, primitive or traditional landscapes, the use and conservation of available natural resources appears to have been balanced, most likely due to lower population densities, a deeper sense of community within human s…
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July 5, 2017

African Landscapes Dialogue demonstrates vitality of LPFN five years on

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners

The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative (LPFN) held an event that was the perfect celebration of its accomplishments, and ambitions. 140 landscape leader-practitioners, from 16 African countries, along with other international partners of the LPFN, came together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the African La…
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