August 6, 2015

Report on Climate Change Resilience for Service Providers – Part 1

Rachel SchattmanUniversity of Vermont

Dry places are getting dryer while wet regions are getting wetter. A shift in climate regimes has farmers feeling the impact, but how are they coming to terms with change? Rachel Schattman of the University of Vermont set out with a team of diverse stakeholders to talk to farmers about climate change challenges and resiliency. […]

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July 31, 2015

Integrated farming systems optimize landscapes for the best outcomes

Tom GoddardAlberta Agriculture and Forestry

Society’s environmental and health concerns are playing a more prominent role in directing agricultural policy. Beyond the ever-present issues of health care, education, and a safe and reliable food supply, society has become more concerned about the environment (and health linkages), energy use efficiencies, industrial and human footprints, and climate change. The agricultural sector shares these […]

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July 28, 2015

Land Use and Disease Emergence

Max McClure Catherine MachalabaEcoHealth Alliance

Zoonoses, diseases transmitted from animals to humans, are currently enjoying a moment in the sun—at least by disease standards. There are now popular depictions of spillover events, as in the movie Contagion, reflecting real-world examples where disease is transmitted from animals to humans. The most recent and significant series of zoonoses events points to this […]

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July 24, 2015

Keynote illustrates value of investment in landscape approaches in Ethiopia

Sertse SebuhEthiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy

At the Financing for Development Conference (FfD3), Mr. Sertse Sebuh addressed world leaders about the many benefits that the landscape approach has granted Ethiopia. Among the many world leaders present in the meetings for the Financing for Development Conference (FfD3) was Mr. Sertse Sebuh, Unit Coordinator of Ethiopia’s Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Program. In the following […]

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July 23, 2015

Financing for Development Must Include Finance for Integrated Landscape Initiatives

Louis WertzEcoAgriculture 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 Financing for Development Conference (FfD3) was the […]

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July 21, 2015

From vision to action, responsible soy is now on the map

Verónica Chorkulak Jimena CoutoRound Table on Responsible Soy

Biodiversity loss is more than just a hot topic. It is climate change, habitat destruction, global warming, endangered species… a complete change in the world we live in, and therefore, in the way we live it. As the world’s population keeps growing, we pressure the planet’s resources. There are more mouths to feed and more people […]

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