Blog for People, Food and Nature

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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May 16, 2017

Business champions team up with investors, governments and civil society to accelerate shift to sustainable landscapes

In a bid to reduce challenging social and environmental risks, businesses are building partnerships with communities across landscapes in Africa and elsewhere. From natural resource degradation and climate change impacts to food security and community conflict, companies increasingly recognise that working in landscap…
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April 22, 2017

On Earth Day and every day, Science Matters for sustainable landscapes

Louis WertzEcoAgriculture Partners

Science is a pillar of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative because the partners know that without it, we cannot achieve our common mission: to create and sustain integrated agricultural landscapes worldwide. Science can drive good decision-making and form the backbone of good management: through …
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March 30, 2017

The Grapes of Ziway: Business in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia

Ethan MillerYale University

Tuscany, Napa Valley, South Africa—you’re thinking of wine right? Well if you haven’t already, you should add one more region to that list: the Central Rift Valley, Ethiopia. Castel Winery is making a name for itself in the global wine industry and for more reasons than just the quality of its beverage. Situa…
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March 29, 2017

Tree-planting Startup Shows 4 Steps to Raising Capital for Restoration

Sofia FaruqiWorld Resources InstituteFlorence LandsbergWorld Resources Institute

Amsterdam-based Land Life Company had an innovative idea: a patented technology that enables trees to grow in arid and degraded land. The three-year-old start-up recently raised $2.6 million to expand operations. Other restoration players can do the same, using a four-step plan created with input from investors and re…
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