March 31, 2016

A knowledge exchange, deep in the forests of Puerto Rico

Mara Novak EcoAgriculture Partners Lucila Fernandez

Across Latin America, lessons about landscapes and participatory governance are rooted in the forests. Our communications associate, Lucila Fernandez, recently went on a trip to Puerto Rico. While most would hop over to the luscious island to relax under the shade of a palm tree, Lucila was there for a mission slightly different from the usual […] ...
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March 29, 2016

Watch Louise Buck speak at 2016 Cornell Climate Change Seminar

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

The impacts of the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum and of the landscape approach on the future of climate change and agriculture. Watch as our Director of Collaborative Management Louise Buck discusses how the Global Landscapes Forum generated a change in how agriculture was included in the climate conversation at COP 21. She touches on how EcoAgriculture Partner’s key ...
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March 25, 2016

What We’re Reading: Water Worries

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of March 20th: Half the World to Face Severe Water Stress by 2030 unless Water Use is “Decoupled” from Economic Growth, Says International Resource Panel As the global population rises and urbanization grows, demand for water has dramatically increased. Under current trends, demand for water will exceed supply by 40 […] ...
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March 24, 2016

On conservation in Peruvian highlands, a conversation with Lindsey Hethcote

Lucila Fernandez EcoAgriculture Partners Lindsey Hethcote

Since interning with EcoAgriculture Partners, Lindsey Hethcote has been busy helping Peruvian farmers adapt to climate change. High in the Andes Mountains of Peru, farmers have been growing a diverse range of quinoa varieties for thousands of years. For the first time, quinoa has a value in the international market, but this is driving farmers […] ...
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March 23, 2016

Sharpening the minds of landscape shakers and movers

Lee Gross EcoAgriculture Partners Louise Buck

A pilot test of an eCourse on the landscape approach stirs interest in an upcoming online curricula. On March 10, 2016 EcoAgriculture Partners, Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) and the World Bank’s Climate Change Group co-hosted a three hour workshop introducing the Landscape Approach. The workshop included more than 40 World Bank staff from […] ...
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March 22, 2016

Together is better for forest and water management

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

Without water, of course, there are no forests. But have you ever thought about how, without forests, there is no water? Deep in the forest on the slopes of the Aberdare mountains in Kenya, elephants and leopards roam, bushbucks and giant forest hogs hide in the dappled light, endemic butterflies flit between bushes, and the rare African golden cat hunts […] ...
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March 18, 2016

What We’re Reading: Learning from the Landscape Approach

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of March 13th: Indonesia’s largest landscape-level forest restoration project ongoing in Kampar Peninsula By adopting a landscape approach, around 150,000 hectares of environmentally important peat forest will be restored in Indonesia. This massive restoration project involves multiple stakeholders and includes local communities. The Jakarta Post Loc ...
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March 10, 2016

Leading integrated landscape partnerships

Sara Scherr EcoAgriculture Partners

The rapid rise of interest and action in integrated landscape management in the last few years has exceeded anything I had anticipated. While the environmental community was earliest to recognize the necessity of coordinating strategies with other sectors, the agribusiness and food sectors are rapidly innovating towards landscape partnerships; farmer organizations are beginning ...
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March 8, 2016

On Gender, with Kame Westerman of Conservation International

Mara Novak EcoAgriculture Partners Louis Wertz

Gender equality is critical to the success of conservation and development projects. But how do we create it where it’s missing? A conservation research project was assessing bush meat use in a forest. They talked to the men, who were the hunters, about what species of animals, and how many, they were catching, killing and […] ...
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March 5, 2016

What We’re Reading: Rescue Plans, Raising the Soil, and Walking in a Farmer’s Shoes

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of February 29th: European action plan helps global fight against wildlife trafficking Poaching has reached unprecedented levels and the role of organized criminal groups in wildlife trafficking is increasing. The European Commission takes institutional action to save wildlife. World Wildlife Fund The future of wildlife is in our hands World […] ...
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