Blog for People, Food and Nature

April 26, 2016

A globally significant opportunity in tropical conservation and sustainable livelihoods

Dr. Clare Taylor Kimberly to Cape Initiative

The Kimberley to Cape Initiative encompasses a quarter of a billion hectares of arguably the largest ecologically intact area of tropical savannas, rivers and shallow seas in the world. From Broome in the Kimberley, to Cairns at the edge of the Cape York Peninsula, the region spans 3,000 km over three jurisdictions and is home […] ...
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April 21, 2016

Harnessing the power of crop wild relatives for pulse improvement

Nik Tyack CWR 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 valuable as current pulse varieties are, however, […] ...
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April 18, 2016

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

Bryan Crawford-Garrett Oxu 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 agriculture, there are numerous NGOs, multilateral agencies, and [& ...
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April 15, 2016

On Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships at the UN ECOSOC Partnership Forum

Melissa Thaxton EcoAgriculture 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 Partnership Forum — organized around the theme […] ...
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April 13, 2016

Assessing cost effectiveness of restoration outcomes

Harold Levrel Agro ParisTech University Pierre Scemama

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-Policy Platform on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity (IPBE ...
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April 9, 2016

The Landscapes Blog, by the numbers

The Editors EcoAgriculture 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 times. Our tops individual […] ...
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April 5, 2016

Be a part of the conversation, on the Landscapes Blog

The Editors EcoAgriculture 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, agricultural efficiency, the strengthening of livelihoods, and natur ...
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