Landscapes Blog

August 23, 2016

Leading global sustainable agriculture organization Solidaridad becomes co-organizer of LPFN

The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative is pleased to announce that Solidaridad has stepped up its engagement in promoting and strengthening integrated agricultural landscape management by becoming a co-organizer of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative (LPFN). Solidaridad has begun a learning journey with the launch of seven new landscape program ...
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October 31, 2015

India’s climate tech revolution is starting in its villages

Lisa Palmer

From solar powered irrigation to handheld crop sensors, climate-smart villages are springing up across Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and other states Editors Note: This story was originally published in The Guardian online on October 12th, 2015. It is reposted here with the permission of the author. Camels pulling wooden carts loaded with coconuts plod down the main road amid [&h ...
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July 23, 2015

Financing for Development Must Include Finance for Integrated Landscape Initiatives

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture 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 Fin ...
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June 25, 2015

Rwandan Stakeholders Enact Plan to Facilitate Integrated Landscape Practices

David Kuria KENVO

In an effort to combat ‘silo thinking’, stakeholders in Rwanda create a multifaceted approach targeting governance, research, investment and ground-level activities. The concept of Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) is gaining popularity across East Africa. Policy makers, development partners and field practitioners have begun to appreciate the fact that worki ...
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January 8, 2015

Fostering participation in East African carbon projects

Eva Fillion EcoAgriculture Partners

Authors from EcoAgriculture Partners, ECOTRUST and ENR Africa Associates have just launched a training manual aimed at farmer groups, extension staff and project managers who are implementing agricultural carbon projects in East Africa. Carbon projects are initiatives designed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions or sequester those already in the atmosphere, such as through pla ...
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December 23, 2014

Wrapping up Blog Month on Large-Scale Land Interventions

Eva Fillion EcoAgriculture Partners

The Landscapes for People Food and Nature Initiative Blog, International Center for Tropical Research (CIAT) and the Agriculture and Ecosystems Blog of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) have been investigating the topic of large-scale land initiatives over the past month. Set against the backdrop of two topical sessions at the recent Global Lands ...
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September 27, 2014

The Time is Now: Take Action on Climate Change in Africa

Editor’s note: The release of the African Landscapes Action Plan strategically coincides with the United Nations Climate Summit currently underway in New York City, as well as the launch of the Global Climate-Smart Agriculture Alliance. The Agroforestry World Blog takes note of this timing, noting that the success of these meetings comes from swift, translatable [… ...
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September 12, 2014

A Methodological Guide for Blending Local & Technical Knowledge on Soil Fertility Management

Edmundo Barrios World Agroforestry Centre

Today is the United Nation’s Day for South-South Cooperation, which highlights the need for cooperation between developing countries to complement the international development efforts of industrialized nations. Edmundo Barrios of the World Agroforestry Center writes about a specific case of South-South cooperation between Latin America and Africa, in which a participatory me ...
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