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November 22, 2016

Election reflections: Using tools of collaborative landscape management to bridge the rural-urban divide

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners

Communities that are empowered to create and implement a vision for their own future are naturally skeptical of politicians who claim 'I alone can fix it.'
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November 4, 2016

What We’re Reading: Prepping for Marrakech

The EditorsEcoAgriculture Partners

Traveling to Morocco for UNFCCC COP22? Read these posts and papers on the flight and arrive prepared. Options for agriculture at Marrakech climate talks: messages for SBSTA 45 agriculture negotiators - CCAFS Report 45 (PDF) The CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security research program (CCAFS) presents …
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October 20, 2016

Transforming Agriculture from Threat to Solution for Environmental Challenges

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners

The past year has seen a remarkable evolution of the discourse on agricultural development around the world. From the sharp focus on increasing production and yields that dominated after the 2008 food price crisis, the narrative expanded after Rio+20 to ‘sustainable intensification’—how these yields could be a…
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October 18, 2016

The rough road to market: tracking food flows in Laikipia County, Kenya

Krista HeinerEcoAgriculture Partners

It’s six o’clock in the morning. The sun is just rising and we’re already out on the road. We’re heading to the town of Kimanjo, located in northern Laikipia County, Kenya, to visit its market. As part of a joint World Agroforestry and EcoAgriculture Partners research team that is funded by the Daniel and Nina…
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October 16, 2016

How food and agriculture are changing in a climate change world

Louis WertzEcoAgriculture Partners

October 16th is World Food Day. This year's theme is "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too." Agriculture is already changing dramatically under climate change, whether we like it or not. Crops and crop varieties that once grew well in certain areas can no longer stand the heat or drought, and increasi…
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October 7, 2016

What We’re Reading: Major rural development report

The EditorsEcoAgriculture Partners

2016 Rural Development Report - IFAD The report notes, "Small farms continue to provide livelihoods for up to 2.5 billion people and account for up to 80 per cent of food produced in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. In a fast-changing world, rural areas must transform - and rapidly - in order to be sustainably included in…
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