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September 22, 2015

Talking Agri-Environmental Policy in East & Southeast Asia

Lucila Fernandez EcoAgriculture Partners

When faced with an enormous challenge, sometimes the first step is the hardest to take. In East and Southeast Asia, the production of key commodities like coffee, tea, maize and shrimp has involved the rapid conversion of forests, waterways and coastlines. While the private sector and NGOs, in partnership with local decision makers, have piloted projects […] ...
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September 17, 2015

Stepping Asia Towards a Greener Future

Lucila Fernandez EcoAgriculture Partners Louis Wertz

A new book from EcoAgriculture and the World Bank will help policymakers make agricultural sustainability a national reality New insight from research across six countries in East and Southeast Asia brings needed clarity to the hazy agricultural and environmental policy atmosphere of the region. A book synthesizing the work, published this September by EcoAgriculture Partners [ ...
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September 16, 2015

Sustainable Development Goal 0.0 – Rethinking Development

Aiden Irish EcoAgriculture Partners

Thoughts on Next Steps as the United Nations Moves to Adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. We Officially Have a To-Do List! …Now What? I like to-do lists. They give me a sense of clarity, a direction and an initial feeling of accomplishment to kick-start some productivity. Developing a to-do list at the United Nations, however, […] ...
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September 9, 2015

Agriculture Green Growth: Adapting Policy Frameworks in Asia

Sara Scherr EcoAgriculture Partners

Widespread environmental degradation is undermining explosive commodity growth in Asia. Agriculture Green Growth is a practical solution, but what is it exactly? Agriculture Green Growth (AGG) is an investment framework that addresses the challenge of producing more food in ways that sustain the full range of products and ecosystem services required from finite land and water ...
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September 5, 2015

In Vietnam, Landscape Approach Brings Stakeholders Together to Address Climate Change

Abigail Hart EcoAgriculture Partners

In Vietnam, somewhere between the aspirations of farmers and the goals of the national government lies an opportunity to implement the landscape approach. Editor’s Note: In the last few months, EcoAgriculture Partners visited the Ha Tinh province of Vietnam to study strategies for climate change mitigation and resilience in agriculture. While there, project manager Abigail ...
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September 5, 2015

Raising the Soil Profile

Aiden Irish EcoAgriculture Partners

Soil is the “great connector of our lives,” but we’re treating it like dirt. Despite the fundamental – literally foundational – role of soils in healthy ecosystems, their presence on the international environmental policy stage has been surprisingly limited. Rectifying this dearth and spurring discussions around policy opportunities for soil conservation ...
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September 1, 2015

New Project: Evaluating the $30 million CAMBio program

Lucila Fernandez EcoAgriculture Partners

EcoAgriculture Partners will be the lead evaluator of a six-year, $30 million GEF/UNDP program implemented in five Central American countries using local bank credit to finance the transition to biodiversity-friendly agriculture and enterprises. From July to December 2015, we will be working alongside program stakeholders, including the Central American Bank for Economic I ...
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