Blog for People, Food and Nature

October 18, 2018

Let’s take this further: Advancing the conversation on the private sector and landscapes

An upcoming Digital Summit hosted by the Global Landscapes Forum will bring together new voices from across Africa to discuss how to engage the private sector in integrated landscape management (ILM). The summit builds on an engaging discussion forum on the topic at the Global Landscapes Forum in Nairobi in Au…
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September 4, 2018

Sparking coordination between landscape initiatives in Africa

Louis WertzEcoAgriculture Partners

"Everyone wants coordination, but nobody wants to be coordinated." These words from Nora Berrahmouni, Senior Forestry Officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, at the start of a session on coordination and advocacy at the recent AFR100 Annual Partners Meeting (APM), artfully pose the challenge at th…
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July 11, 2018

Addressing large-scale high-input challenges through working with nature

Nicole Masters

The “worm is turning” as operators look to regenerative agriculture to confront a perfect storm of challenges. Many regions look to North America as the example for successful high-volume production models. In this changing world agriculture is progressively seeing the value for whole systems accounting and the 3 …
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June 27, 2018

Getting ready to weave new connections at the Mesoamerican Landscapes Dialogue

David KramerReImagine Impact International

Regionally-unique shared challenges make collaborative action vital to sustainable landscapes across Mesoamerica. This conference will catalyze it. The upcoming Mesoamerican Landscapes Dialogue is a golden opportunity to connect and learn from landscape leaders and multi-sector leaders across the region. It will be he…
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May 22, 2018

Trees for more food, improved livelihoods and a better planet

Roger Leakey

A new paper in Food Security from International Tree Foundation Vice Chairman Roger Leakey seeks to draw together some lessons from the last 25 years of his career working in agroforestry. A breathing space yet to be filled Unfortunately, large-scale rural development projects using trees to provide a wide array…
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May 17, 2018

Vibrant Cities Lab: Urban Forestry at Your Fingertips

Jad DaleyAmerican Forests

In the beginning, it was about the trees. 18th century urban growth in Europe had already begun to encompass nearby forests – Epping [London], Grunewald [Berlin], Fontainebleau [Paris]. In the US, Thomas Jefferson, disheartened by rampant cutting of trees in the swamplands of the new capital, confided to a friend th…
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