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Many efforts to manage landscapes in an integrated fashion begin in response to a particular problem, purpose or focus such as conserving tropical rainforest, reducing poverty, promoting agroforestry, or diversifying food crop production.
People responsible for managing single-focus activities often quickly learn that tight linkages between livelihoods, sustainable production, and ecosystem management require attention to all of these dimensions if the effort is to be successful in the long term. They also need to engage partners and stakeholders at the larger landscape scale in order to succeed.
A landscape perspective offers a framework to help local leaders be deliberate about building useful linkages and limiting potential conflict among people and activities that can contribute to multi-sector, multi-stakeholder management of the landscape.Image above by Fauna and Flora International.
This case study focuses on an approach to scaling up local-level development and resource management projects to a broader geography, uniting forces across a landscape. It proposes that a strong local “backbone” organization is needed for landscape-level conservation efforts to take root.More Info
This collection of innovations, lessons, and emerging good practices from the growing community of landscape leaders and practitioners provides the practical elements needed to co-design effective landscape governance systems.More Info
Working from a landscape perspective requires a broad spectrum of capacities. A recent study of integrated landscape initiatives (ILIs) in Africa exposes challenges, however, in realizing the capacities required (Milder et al., 2014). This paper summarizes available knowledge about developing capacities for managing integrated landscapes and proposes ways to accelerate the capacity development process.More Info
The Landscape Measures Resource Center is a collection of ideas and tools to aid in managing areas where interests in protecting biodiversity, producing food and securing rural livelihoods converge. In particular, see the sections, "Landscape Measures Approach" and "Engaging Stakeholders."
The Multi-Stakeholder Processes Knowledge Co-Creation Portal is developed by the Centre for Development Innovation, part of Wageningen University and Research Centre. The tools provided here enable practitioners to collaborate and share knowledge, experiences and strategies.
The Partnering Initiative is a collection of resources and services for developing effective collaboration between civil society, government and companies towards a sustainable future.
The Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) Learning Network is a discussion platform for Forest Landscape Restoration and a place to share experiences with other practitioners and landscape leaders.