Landscapes Blog

June 23, 2014

Landscape Capacity Building in Africa: How to Ensure Ownership, Equality and Change

Cora van OostenWageningen UR Louise BuckEcoAgriculture PartnersCornell University

Working from a landscape perspective means to be able to “see the bigger picture.” Besides having technical know-how, one needs to understand spatial processes, work in teams to make landscape decisions, balance the needs of many stakeholders, and be sensitive to local circumstances. Without a doubt, it is difficult to live up to these aspects […] ...
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June 16, 2014

Landscape Governance in Africa: Navigating Power Imbalances to Foster Cooperation

Louise BuckEcoAgriculture PartnersCornell University Raffaela KozarEcoAgriculture Partners Constance NeelyWorld Agroforestry Centre

Editor’s note: This July, the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative is hosting a conference to bring together leading minds from African government, research, civil society and the private sector in Nairobi. The goal? To generate an ambitious agenda to enhance and scale effective integrated landscape management in Africa. By sharing the best in […] ...
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June 28, 2013

Ten Principles of a Landscape Approach

Jeffrey SayerCentre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science – James Cook University Louise BuckEcoAgriculture PartnersCornell University

The use of the term ‘Landscape Approaches’ has grown substantially in the past few years, making its way into the parlance of major research organizations and development institutions. Of course, there is always the question of what is actually meant when using the term. As we saw in Wednesday’s blog post, landscapes are discussed in […] ...
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