December 29, 2015

Six individual competencies for working with multi-stakeholder partnerships

Jim Woodhill Herman Brouwer Wageningen UR, Centre for Development Innovation Minu Hemmati

Good multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) don’t just happen. Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature blog. As discussed in our previous blog, multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs) need to be carefully designed and facilitated. People working with MSPs in landscapes are brokering, convening, and moderating communic ...
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December 23, 2015

What We’re Reading: Mountainous Ambition, Missing Ag, and Citizen Science

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories to read over your holiday break: Bhutan has ‘most ambitious pledge’ at the Paris climate summit Himalayan kingdom’s forests absorb three times more CO2 emissions than its population creates, helping to make it the world’s most ‘carbon negative’ country. The Guardian Integrated approaches to landscape planning and management From desert to tropical fo ...
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December 21, 2015

Moving Beyond our Siloed Financial System

Aiden Irish EcoAgriculture Partners Krista Heiner Seth Shames

Our financial system is fragmented. As in other facets of our lives, distinctions between each desired outcome also characterize how we think about and manage money. Financing for agriculture is largely disconnected from financing for the environment; investments in commodities disregard the places that produce them; and development finance that is targeted to urban areas [&hel ...
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December 17, 2015

Paris Action: Moving the landscape conversation from awareness to implementation

Sara Scherr EcoAgriculture Partners

Capitalizing on global momentum for action on climate and sustainable development, EcoAgriculture Partners pushed the integrated landscape management conversation forward. Our efforts were concentrated on the third annual Global Landscapes Forum, COP21’s largest side event, which draws attention to a long-neglected factor in the climate change discussion, Agriculture, For ...
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December 16, 2015

Conservation in an urban world

Aiden Irish EcoAgriculture Partners

Since the first homo sapiens stood up and surveyed its surroundings, we have modified our habitats to fit our needs. We have done this with such efficiency that the resulting habitat for nearly half of all humans is largely synthetic landscapes; cities. The banishment of “natural” systems in these urban environments, however, contributes to a variety […] ...
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December 4, 2015

What We’re Reading: Climate Solutions, Global Agreements and the Future of Food

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved this week: Climate solutions can be found in landscapes Global agreements can provide direction and harness policy action, however, holistic and locally aligned landscapes approaches provide a strong platform for a sustainable future that values local needs and diversity. CIFOR The future of food and farming are dependent upon refocused agreements at […] ...
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December 3, 2015

A conversation with Board Member Luc Gnacadja

Alexandra Kirton EcoAgriculture Partners

In September, EcoAgriculture Partners welcomed Luc Gnacadja onto our Board of Directors. This week, we spoke to him about what makes the landscape approach so valuable and his motivation to join the EcoAgriculture Partners board. Through the involvement of raising issues related to scientific and evidence based policy for land management in the national and […] ...
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