Blog for People, Food and Nature

March 20, 2017

The impacts of climate change on agricultural workers

Julie PotyrajMilken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University

A thriving agriculture sector is necessary for food production. But a healthy agricultural workforce is just as important. By 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow from its current 7.37 billion to 9.7 billion. With almost 2.5 billion more mouths to feed, global food demand will also inevitably increase. I…
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March 16, 2017

Policy as a magical black box

Jonathan DaviesInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

“Sometimes policy is talked about as if it is a magical black box – you pour in evidence and a policy solution will emerge. This may partly reflect a wide range of different meanings of “policy” – from over-arching political commitments to legislation to public budgeting”, one of the participants of the di…
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March 13, 2017

Highlights from the African Landscapes Dialogue

Louis WertzEcoAgriculture Partners

In this video from Change Magazine, you can see and hear the excitement and activity that made the African Landscapes Dialogue a success. Participants shared practical advice, brainstormed solutions to common challenges, and inspired one another in a variety of ways. As you can glimpse in this video, they were learni…
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March 10, 2017

Landscape leaders call for linking practice to policy

Ethan MillerYale UniversityLiz FelkerYale University

Chimere Diaw commands attention whenever he speaks. “Abako!” his voice booms over the crowded presentation hall. This initiates a Sudanese call-and-response to focus the audience’s attention. Infused with the energy he exudes, 140 conference participants stand up, answer back, and clap their hands in unison. A c…
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March 9, 2017

The opening of the African Landscapes Dialogue highlights the importance of achieving long term sustainability

Ethan MillerYale UniversityLiz FelkerYale University

How do we make landscape approaches sustainable in the long term? This was the question posed by Dr. Gete Zeleke from the Center for Water and Land Resources in his opening key note speech of the African Landscapes Dialogue. The dialogue, taking place this week in Addis Ababa, includes 140 researchers, practitioners, …
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March 8, 2017

ALD is a Tremendous Gathering of Talent, Ambition and Genuine Care: Minister Gemedo Dale

The EditorsEcoAgriculture Partners

The African Landscapes Dialogue (ALD), which kicked off yesterday, 6 March 2017, in Addis Ababa, brought together more than 100 participants to discuss “integrated landscape management in practice.” H.E Dr. Gemedo Dale, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, Ethiopia, officially opened the ALD in the…
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