Learning Materials

Information, resources, and learning materials

Find the materials that were used, previewed, or discussed during the workshop, along with workshop-specific files like the participant list, program, etc.

Landscape Leadership 3-Day Intensive Workshop - August 2016 group photo


Suggested Readings by Session
Additional Reading mentioned throughout the course
Tools for integrated landscape management
Participant list and more basic info
Participant’s Landscape Profiles (PDF)

Day 1 Presentations

Session 2

Overview and Introductions

Session 3

Introduction to Integrated Landscape Management

 Session 4

Michaelyn Baur – Palm Oil Landscapes in Nicaragua

Sergio Feld – Green Prosperity

Bill Jenkins – Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

Sofía Ríncon – WWF Colombia SULU

 Session 5

Collaborative landscape action planning

Finding synergies through integrated landscape management

 Session 6

Tom Akre – Virginia Working Landscapes

Iara Lacher – Changing Landscapes Initiative

Day 2 Presentations

Session 8

Multi-stakeholder partnerships for ILM


Session 9

Landscape measures framework for collaborative planning and monitoring

Session 10

Assessing Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

Day 3 Presentations

Session 15

Business engagement in integrated landscape management

Session 16

Market innovations that support integrated landscape management

Session 17

Financing strategies for integrated landscape initiatives

Session 18

Advancing policy for integrated landscape management

Session 19

Communication planning for integrated landscape initiatives

Suggested Readings (organized by session)

Tuesday August 16th


Suggested Readings

What is integrated landscape management?

Scherr, S.J., Shames, S. Friedman, R. 2013. Defining Integrated Landscape Management for Policy Makers. Ecoagriculture Policy Focus No. 10. http://ecoagriculture.org/publication/defining-integrated-landscape-management-for-policy-makers/

This brief lays out and explains the five critical elements of integrated landscape management, particularly where agriculture is an important land use, and illustrates the importance and background of the approach.

Scherr, S.J., Buck, L., Willemen, L., and Milder, J.C. 2014. Ecoagriculture: Integrated Landscape management for People, Food, and Nature. In: Neal Van Alfen, ed. Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Vol. 3, Sandiego: Elsevier. http://ecoagriculture.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/08/Scherr-et-al-Ecoagriculture-Encyclopedia-August-2014.pdf

The Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems entry on “Ecoagriculture” is meant to help readers understand the history and current practice of integrated approaches to agricultural land management.

Integrated landscape management in practice: examples from the field

Planicka, C. and A.Hart. 2015. Learning Landscapes. Washington, D.C.: Landscapes for People, Food and Nature. http://peoplefoodandnature.org/publication/learning-landscapes/

This booklet highlights, in their own words, the achievements of the integrated landscape initiatives brought together in the East African Regional Learning Network of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. It also describes the activities undertaken by partner organizations within the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative to build the network.

Collaborative action planning

Scherr, S.J. A decade of integrated landscape management. In: Farmers in their landscapes, Farming Matters. http://ecoagriculture.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/08/A-Decade-of-Integrated-Landscape-Management-in-Farming-Matters-Landscapes-Special-Issue-2014.pdf

This article in the ‘landscape’ issue of Farming Matters reflects on how agricultural landscape thinking and action has evolved during the past ten years, and the implications of this for the future of family farming.

Scherr, S.J. and J.A. McNeely. 2008. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, 363:477-494. http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/363/1491/477

This paper explains the six strategies for achieving ecoagriculture landscapes.

Synergies and tradeoffs

Scherr, S.J., Shames, S. and R. Friedman. 2012. From climate-smart agriculture to climate-smart landscapes. Agriculture and Food Security, 1: 12. http://ecoagriculture.org/publication/from-climate-smart-agriculture-to-climate-smart-landscapes/

This article explains the concept of climate-smart landscapes, enumerates the benefits, identifies key components, and recommends concrete actions to scale them up around the world.

Wednesday August 17th


Suggested Readings

Multi-stakeholder partnerships for integrated landscape management

Kozar et al. 2014. Toward Viable Landscape Governance Systems: What Works? Washington, D.C.: Landscapes for People, Food and Nature. http://peoplefoodandnature.org/publication/toward-viable-landscape-governance-systems-what-works/

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.

Brouwer, H. and J. Woodhill. 2016. The MSP Guide, How to design and facilitate multi-stakeholder partnerships, Wageningen: Wageningen University and Research, CDI, and Rugby, UK: Practical Action Publishing. http://www.mspguide.org/sites/default/files/case/msp_guide-2016-digital.pdf

The guide links the underlying rationale for multi-stakeholder partnerships, with a clear four phase process model, a set of seven core principles, key ideas for facilitation and 60 participatory tools for analysis, planning and decision making. The guide has been written for those directly involved in MSPs – as a stakeholder, leader, facilitator or funder – to provide both the conceptual foundations and practical tools that underpin successful partnerships.

Buck, L.E., Scherr, S.J., Planicka, C. and K. Heiner. Executive Summary. “Building Partnerships for Landscape Stewardship” in The Science and Practice of Landscape Stewardship (pending publication by Cambridge University Press in 2017). http://ecoagriculture.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/08/Building-Partnerships-for-Landscape-Stewardship-Exec-Summary_15Aug2016.pdf

This executive summary of a chapter which will be published in 2017 examines the main elements of a partnership for landscape stewardship and puts forward a framework to aid in designing effective partnerships.

Landscape Measures Framework: tool for collaborative planning and monitoring

Buck, L. Milder, J.C., Gavin, T., Mukherjee, I. 2006. Understanding Ecoagriculture: A Framework for Measuring Landscape Performance. EcoAgriculture Discussion Paper No. 2. http://ecoagriculture.org/publication/understanding-ecoagriculture-a-framework-for-measuring-landscape-performance/

The framework provides an approach to measuring the performance of entire landscapes with respect to the goals of ecoagriculture.

Assessing the performance of multi-stakeholder platforms

Kusters, K., M. De Graaf and L. Buck. Guidelines – Participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation of multi-stakeholder platforms in integrated landscape initiatives. http://ecoagriculture.org/publication/guidelines-participatory-planning-monitoring-and-evaluation-of-multi-stakeholder-platforms-in-integrated-landscape-initiatives/

This short working paper presents three tools and practical guidelines for their use to aid the participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation of multi-stakeholder platforms for integrated landscape management.

Thursday August 18th


Suggested Readings

Business engagement in multi-stakeholder landscape partnerships

Gross, L and Wertz, L. 2015. The Landscape Approach for Sustainability in African Agribusiness: Partnerships that support excellent companies, communities and ecosystems. Washington, DC. EcoAgriculture Partners.http://ecoagriculture.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/The-Landscape-Approach-for-Sustainability-in-African-Agribusiness-Web.pdf

This booklet was designed for leaders of African agriculture, food and beverage companies, and for the civil society and government land managers working to engage them. It offers cases of front-running companies who have applied the landscape approach in their African operations, a summary of the approach’s basic principles, a selection of cutting-edge tools, and an explanation of core integrated practices and their relevance to business operations.

Kissinger, G., Brasser, A., & Gross, L. 2013. Reducing Risk: Landscape Approaches to Sustainable Sourcing. Washington, DC.: Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. http://ecoagriculture.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ReducingRisk_SynthesisReport_2013.pdf

This report looks at what agribusinesses stand to gain from a landscape approach, and examines the benefits and trade-offs faced by early adopters.

Market innovations that support integrated landscape management

Hart, A., Planicka, C., Gross, L. and Willemen, L. 2014. Landscape Labeling: A marketing approach to support integrated landscape management. Washington, DC: EcoAgriculture Partners. http://ecoagriculture.org/publication/landscape-labeling-a-marketing-approach-to-support-integrated-landscape-management-framework-document-for-landscape-leaders/

Landscape labeling is a strategy that practitioners of integrated landscape management can use to market their products. EcoAgriculture Partners designed and tested a landscape labeling approach to marketing in collaboration with local partners in two locations, Lari, Kenya and Mbeya, Tanzania.

Friedman, R., Milder, J.C., Majanen, T. 2011. Payments for Watershed Services in the United States. Ecoagriculture Policy Focus. No. 7. October. http://ecoagriculture.org/publication/payments-for-watershed-services-in-the-united-states/

This brief summarizes a study that EcoAgriculture Partners conducted of payments for watershed services in the United States, with a particular focus on new and innovative project models involving non-federal ecosystem service buyers.

Financing strategies for integrated landscape initiatives

Shames, S. and S.J. Scherr. 2015. Scaling Up Investment and Finance for Integrated Landscape Management: Challenges & Innovations. Washington, D.C.: Landscapes for People, Food and Nature. http://peoplefoodandnature.org/publication/scaling-up-investment-finance-for-integrated-landscape-management-challenges-innovations/

To achieve the SDGs, new models of investment and finance are needed that not only incentivize the scaling up of investment in sustainable agriculture and land management, but do so in strategic ways that contribute to the inter-related goals and effectively manage the competition and interdependencies for natural resources and ecosystem services among the Goals and among land users. This paper analyzes a number of those new models, and proposes actions that can be taken to improve the financial picture for sustainable development.

Advancing policy for integrated landscape management

Shames, S., Heiner, K. and Scherr, S.M. 2016. [Draft] Public Policy Guidelines for Integrated Landscape Management. http://ecoagriculture.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/08/Public-Policy-Guidelines-for-Integrated-Landscape-Management-19July2016.pdf

This draft guidance document highlights eight categories of actions that governments at various levels can take to support integrated landscape management.

Thaxton, et al. 2015. Landscape Partnerships for Sustainable Development. Washington, DC: The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. http://ecoagriculture.org/publication/landscape-partnerships-for-sustainable-development/

To achieve the SDGs by 2030 will require a radically different paradigm of development than was applied to the Millennium Development Goals. A new approach that breaks down sectoral barriers, capitalizes on synergies in land uses and human development, and strengthens coordination and participation of a wide range of stakeholders is needed. Integrated landscape management (ILM) is that approach. This paper makes the case for how we get there.

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Other Documents

Guidelines – Participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation of multi-stakeholder platforms in integrated landscape initiatives

IUCN ArborVitae Special – Learning from Landscapes

Business for Sustainable Landscapes – Key messages from the convening at Bellagio

WWF – The Resilient Landscapes Approach

The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative Tool Library

EcoAgriculture Partners’ Tools

A Landscape Perspective on Monitoring & Evaluation for Sustainable Land Management

Spatial Planning and Monitoring of Landscape Interventions: Maps to Link People with their Landscapes

Ground-Based Photo-Monitoring of Landscape Changes Arising from Sustainable Land Management Practices

The Landscape Approach For Sustainability in African Agribusiness

Sustainable Agriculture Land Management Practices for Climate Change Mitigation: A training guide for smallholder farmers

Smallholder Agricultural Carbon Projects in Eastern Africa: Trainers Manual

Basic Information

Participant List Program
Venue Information