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March 8, 2017

ALD is a Tremendous Gathering of Talent, Ambition and Genuine Care: Minister Gemedo Dale

The EditorsEcoAgriculture Partners

The African Landscapes Dialogue (ALD), which kicked off yesterday, 6 March 2017, in Addis Ababa, brought together more than 100 participants to discuss “integrated landscape management in practice.” H.E Dr. Gemedo Dale, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, Ethiopia, officially opened the ALD in the…
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March 7, 2017

The ingredients of integrated landscape management: exploring the benefits of watershed restoration in Aba Gerima

Courtney SmithCornell University

Soil erosion had been a source of conflict for the farmers of Aba Gerima. Rains would cause soil to wash downstream, from one farmer’s plot to others, each year and damage crops. When the treatment of Aba Gerima watershed in Ethiopia began in 2012 with construction of physical and biological conservation mechanisms,…
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March 3, 2017

The ingredients of integrated landscape management: The case of Aba Gerima

Courtney SmithCornell University

I arrived in Aba Gerima just days before planting season began, during an unusual week of rest for the farming community. While my fortunate timing was unintentional, this afforded me the opportunity to speak with over 70 community members over the course of five days. I was in Aba Gerima to conduct research for my ma…
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February 21, 2017

For all of us – the Yewol Mountains of Ethiopia

Joanna Kane-PotakaICRISAT

In the highlands of northern Ethiopia, farming families often live a very basic subsistence lifestyle. In the drought years, which are common, food and water is scarce. Severe soil erosion plagues the Yewol watershed highlands and there are extreme dry periods each year. There was little water management in the past a…
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December 27, 2016

Recent innovations are closing the gap between conservation and finance sectors, potentially unlocking billions for nature

Baud SchoenmaeckersSynergos Communicatie

How to connect the worlds of finance and biodiversity for the good of nature and people? This was the theme around which the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs organized two sessions in Cancun, named Greening finance & Financing Green. After the sessions, the gap is not closed but as one of the participants…
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December 25, 2016

Saving two birds with one stone

This post originally appeared on the Thrive blog and we are re-publishing it here as one of the best posts of 2016 from LPFN partners. Bees, wasps, and hornets don’t always get along with humans. Their stings are extremely painful and kill about 58 people per year.  But as we pointed out in our Thrive Blo…
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