February 5, 2015

Linking Food Security, Climate Adaptation and Carbon Management: A Case Study from Indonesia

Yulius P. K. SuniInstitute of Resource Governance and Social Change Jonatan A. LassaNanyang Technological University

Farmers in North Central Timor face local environmental degradation such as soil erosion, water stress, recurrent droughts and erratic climate. These environmental problems are likely to be more intensive and extensive in the context of Timor Island. Failure to address these environmental problems will leave this vulnerable region less resilient in the face of future […]

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February 5, 2015

Business Thinking about the Landscape Approach

Marissa ShermanEcoAgriculture Partners

Now more than ever, public-private partnerships are seen as essential to address critical risks related to deforestation, climate change, water scarcity, and poverty and to driving sustainable economic development. In looking at landscape initiatives around the globe, businesses, both big and small, are important stakeholders of rural landscapes contributing to and dependent on healthy ecosystems. Yet business participation […]

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February 2, 2015

Traditional Markets are an Important Part of Nutrition-sensitive Landscapes in Morocco

Bronwen PowellCenter for International Forestry Research Abderrahim OuarghidiGlobal Diversity Foundation

Winter has arrived here in Morocco. From December to March, there is a lot of rain (more than the rest of the year) – and widespread availability of wild vegetables. Although wild foods, especially wild vegetables, have held an important place in Moroccan culinary practice for generations, up until recently, they have been largely overlooked […]

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January 28, 2015

Sacred village forests: a kind of natural reserve and support to traditional eco-agriculture

Yinxian ShiChinese Academy of Sciences

Sacred natural forests are common in many inhabited areas in China, and have historically been protected and worshipped by several groups of people. There are two major kinds of sacred natural forests: those belonging to regional areas and those belonging to local areas. The first kind of sacred natural forest is held by people from […]

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January 23, 2015

“Shallow” private-sector engagement a major concern for integrated landscape initiatives

Daisy OuyaWorld Agroforestry Centre

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the World Agroforestry Centre’s Agroforestry World Blog. It discusses one key emerging finding of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative’s Continental Review series of studies regarding how involved, or not involved, businesses are in integrated landscape initiatives. The Initiative has also worked to illuminate the key reasons why businesses […]

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January 16, 2015

Reaching Across the Metaphorical Divide: Understanding Sustainable Diets and Food Systems

Bruce CogillBioversity International

Jeffrey Sachs did it. In his address to the International Conference on Nutrition 2 (ICN2) in Rome on the 20th November 2014, Sachs challenged the nutrition community to develop better metrics around what is meant by hunger, adequate nutrition and sustainable food systems. He is not alone. Recommending diverse diets The ICN2 Framework for Action continues […]

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