Landscapes Blog

April 21, 2016

Harnessing the power of crop wild relatives for pulse improvement

Nik TyackCWR Diversity

Pulses, annual leguminous crops that include lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas, have nutritious value as a low-fat source of protein and fiber. They help to increase soil fertility by virtue of their nitrogen-fixing properties, and generally have a lower water footprint compared to most other protein sources. As v…
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April 18, 2016

Women in agriculture and food security programming: Promoting more meaningful change

Bryan Crawford-GarrettOxu Solutions

Women make up approximately half of the world’s farmers, but there is massive inequity between male and female farmers—especially in the developing world. These inequities are most pronounced in terms of women lacking equal access to and control over productive resources. To address this ‘gender gap’ in agricu…
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April 15, 2016

On Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships at the UN ECOSOC Partnership Forum

Melissa ThaxtonEcoAgriculture Partners

The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative raises its voice at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Partnership Forum, 31 March 2016. Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on the EcoAgriculture Blog. It is reposted here with permission. Last week I attended the UN ECOSOC…
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April 13, 2016

Assessing cost effectiveness of restoration outcomes

Pierre ScemamaFrench Research Institute for Exploitation of the SeaHarold LevrelAgro ParisTech University

Context-based valuations of ecosystem services offer decision makers practical information on how to face specific environmental issues. Following major international initiatives such as the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity Initiative (TEEB) and the Intergovernmental Science…
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April 9, 2016

The Landscapes Blog, by the numbers

The EditorsEcoAgriculture Partners

The momentum for the landscape approach is building, and the Landscapes Blog is keeping up. A recent analysis of the Landscapes Blog's progress in 2015 shows that the Landscapes Blog is a useful tool for getting landscape stories in front of important readers all over the world. Posts were viewed more than 45,000 ti…
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April 5, 2016

Be a part of the conversation, on the Landscapes Blog

The EditorsEcoAgriculture Partners

Around the world, there are at least 500 landscape initiatives where leaders like you are practicing the landscape approach. Establishing these initiatives can be challenging. As a community, we need to support each other in advancing landscape approaches to tackle interconnected issues like climate change, agricul…
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