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October 30, 2013

Livestock for Climate: More than mitigation from improved animal agriculture

Rachel Friedman University of Queensland

A long-standing contention in climate change negotiations, and more broadly in discussions of solutions, is often the explicit separation of mitigation and adaptation. Contributing nearly 15% of human-induced emissions, the livestock sector draws particular attention from the mitigation side. While a recent FAO report,  building on the findings in Livestock’s Long Shadow ...
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October 28, 2013

Negotiating a Climate-Smart Agricultural Future

To influence climate policy trajectory, a clear and consistent message is needed. This toolkit from Farming First and the CGIAR provides resources for developing and disseminating these messages. The past few weeks on the Landscapes Blog have focused on different elements of food security – from the human right to adequate and nutritious food to fostering farmer innova ...
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October 25, 2013

The Next Century for Agriculture: Advancing New Land Management Strategies

By EcoAgriculture Partners and Solutions from the Land What will be the defining features of agriculture over the next century? This year, the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue honed in on biotechnology, sustainability, and climate volatility as critical opportunities and challenges for reducing food insecurity and ending hunger. While much of the dialogue remained focused [&he ...
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October 23, 2013

Farmer Innovation: Improving Africa’s Food Security through Land and Water Management

Moving from the wet, rice-producing regions of Madagascar to the dry sub-Saharan African mainland, today’s post discusses a range of options available to tackle land degradation and maintain long-term soil fertility. World Resources Institute’s annual World Resources Report is focused this year on ‘Creating a Sustainable Food Future.’ A fourth installm ...
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October 21, 2013

Mapping Essential Ecosystems in the Land of Rice

Last week, World Food Day emphasized ‘sustainable’ in agriculture and food systems. One interesting element of the day was how the discussion spread beyond the development community, in many cases demonstrating how necessary breaking down silos really is. Case in point, Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Co-Organizer Conservation International (CI) took this opp ...
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October 18, 2013

Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently Around the World

On Wednesday, the Landscapes Blog focused on the right to food in honor of World Food Day and Blog Action Day. While hunger, nutrition, and food security is often discussed in relation to rural communities, it is a very central issue in many urban areas. Today’s post by Emily Salshutz was originally on the Food […] ...
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October 16, 2013

Right to Adequate and Nutritious Food: Role of Landscapes

By Kedar Mankad, EcoAgriculture Partners, Washington, DC. This year, World Food Day and Blog Action Day fall on October 16th. World Food Day is focusing on “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”, while Blog Action day has narrowed in on the topic of Human Rights. These two themes, in fact, complement each other […] ...
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October 14, 2013

Goals for Sustainable Development: Landscapes on the Post-2015 Agenda

This week marks the 33rd year of World Food Day observations, which also celebrates the 68th anniversary of the UN Food and Agriculture’s (FAO) founding. Over this time, both have served to build awareness around hunger and malnutrition, and tried to alleviate those strains on society. As one of the most recent frameworks for this – […] ...
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October 11, 2013

Permaculture and Agroecology: Building Household Demonstrations to Improve Food Security, Livelihoods, and Ecosystems in Malawi

By Chisomo Kamchacha, Evaluation Specialist, Kusamala Institute of Agriculture & Ecology, Malawi Rhoda lives with her mother and sister near Lilongwe, Malawi, and grows a diverse range of vegetables for consumption and for sale. Selling vegetables is an additional income source for her and it has helped to improve her family’s livelihood. However, through government [&hel ...
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October 9, 2013

Serranía de los Paraguas: Diversidad para la Resiliencia

English Español Serranía de los Paraguas, a recognized Coffee Cultural Landscape and World Heritage Site by UNESCO, sits in a mountainous region of western Colombia. The rich biodiversity of the landscape’s natural reserves has been protected by establishing a network of leaders with a commitment to agroecological farming and community-based ecotourism, based on activities ...
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