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August 31, 2015

Digging into Kenyan Finance for Landscape Management

Evan Romanko EcoAgriculture Partners Louis Wertz

To tackle the obstacles to increased sustainable development finance, we’re working on a national level assessment of the opportunities and challenges for integrated landscape investments in Kenya. It took a lot of sitting in gridlocked Nairobi traffic, but project manager Krista Heiner and EcoAg Fellow David Kuria managed to meet with more than 30 Kenyans knowledgeabl ...
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August 31, 2015

This September, new research will help East and Southeast Asia “green” commodity agriculture

Lucila Fernandez EcoAgriculture Partners

In a region where accelerated agricultural development has led to serious resource degradation, new research shows policy makers in East and Southeast Asia how to take major steps forward in reducing the environmental footprint of agriculture. EcoAgriculture Partners joined forces with the World Bank and Clarmondial to produce the forthcoming book Steps Toward Green, a [&hellip ...
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August 27, 2015

A conversation with Board Member Chimère Diaw

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners Mariteuw Chimère Diaw

Mariteuw Chimère Diaw recently joined our Board of Directors. In this short interview conducted in July 2015, he discusses the career path that led him to found the African Model Forest Network, and what eventually connected him to EcoAgriculture Partners. What’s your background and how are you involved with the African Model Forest Network? Chimère Diaw: I’m an [&hell ...
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August 26, 2015

Mariteuw Chimère Diaw and Luc Gnacadja join our Board of Directors

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

EcoAgriculture Partners is extremely pleased to announce the addition of two eminent African leaders in landscape management to our Board of Directors. Mariteuw Chimère Diaw Chimère Diaw has been Director General of the African Model Forest Network (AMFN) since 2007. He has led that organization to great prominence and stability by focusing on building strong multi-stakeh ...
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August 19, 2015

Roles Policymakers Can Play to Green Commodity Agriculture

Lucila Fernandez EcoAgriculture Partners

Environmental issues are like a knot of tangled yarn. Within any given land area, there are many interconnections—between a country’s history, the area’s socio-political climate, its economic developments, the residing communities and their associated cultures, and regional and international interests—that all impact how natural resources (terrestrial and aquatic) are m ...
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August 10, 2015

An Interview with an EcoAg Partner: KENVO’s Leah Mwangi

Krista Heiner EcoAgriculture Partners Leah Mwangi

In 2014, EcoAgriculture Partners’ Krista Heiner sat down with Leah Mwangi of KENVO in Kenya to discuss KENVO’s relationship with the Kenyan government, the challenges they face, and their hopes for the future. What follows is an edited transcript of excerpts from their conversation. KENVO (Kijabe Environment Volunteers), a Kenyan organization created in 1994, is com ...
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