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July 24, 2015

Keynote illustrates value of investment in landscape approaches in Ethiopia

Sertse SebuhEthiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy

At the Financing for Development Conference (FfD3), Mr. Sertse Sebuh addressed world leaders about the many benefits that the landscape approach has granted Ethiopia. Among the many world leaders present in the meetings for the Financing for Development Conference (FfD3) was Mr. Sertse Sebuh, Unit Coordinator of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Program. In the following […]

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July 23, 2015

Financing for Development Must Include Finance for Integrated Landscape Initiatives

Louis WertzEcoAgriculture Partners

As world leaders planned finance strategies for executing the Sustainable Development Goals, we highlighted the many advantages of Integrated Landscape Initiatives. From July 13-16th world leaders and national delegations from more than 150 countries convened in Africa’s diplomatic capital to hammer out the logistics of paying for the post 2015 development agenda. The Financing for Development Conference (FfD3) was the […]

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July 21, 2015

From vision to action, responsible soy is now on the map

Verónica Chorkulak Jimena CoutoRound Table on Responsible Soy

Biodiversity loss is more than just a hot topic. It is climate change, habitat destruction, global warming, endangered species… a complete change in the world we live in, and therefore, in the way we live it. As the world’s population keeps growing, we pressure the planet’s resources. There are more mouths to feed and more people […]

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July 16, 2015

Catalyzing the uptake of the Landscape Approach

Nauman HaqueUnited Nations Environment Programme

This past April, a team of ecosystem management practitioners came together in Nairobi, Kenya. Their mission? To put the Ecosystem Management of Productive Landscapes project on the map. Demand for food, energy, and fiber is projected to increase 40-60%, a strain on industry and agriculture that will also be exacerbated by stresses from climate change. Considering the future of […]

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July 6, 2015

The Value of Multifunctional Agriculture: a case study in northern Europe

Alberto BernuesNorwegian University of Life Sciences

In some of the most biodiverse regions of the world, people have farmed for centuries, shaping magnificent agricultural landscapes. Multifunctionality recognizes agriculture as a multi-output activity producing not only private (market) goods such as food, feed, or fibre, but also public (nonmarket, non-excludable, non-rival) goods such as agricultural landscapes, farmland biodiversity, water quality, or soil […]

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July 2, 2015

Protecting Endangered Plants, One Taboo at a time: traditional practices and conservation

Diana QuirozNaturalis Biodiversity Center

The iroko (Milicia excelsa) is one of West Africa’s most iconic trees. It is a sacred tree in many of the areas where it occurs. In Benin, people call Him “the king of the forest” and hence address Him with respect. For the past five years, our team has studied plant use in West Africa […]

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