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April 29, 2016

What We’re Reading: The complicated case of climate change and agriculture

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of April 25th:   The complicated case of global warming’s impact on agriculture — Environment 360 Theoretically, additional CO2 in the atmosphere should help fuel crop growth. But global warming’s other impacts, such as shifting rain patterns, higher temperatures, and extreme weather, could reduce crop yields. Will climate change be goo ...
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April 25, 2016

What We’re Reading: Foundations team up to help tackle the SDGs

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of April 18th:   Foundations team up to help tackle the SDGs — Devex Two coalitions of prominent philanthropic organizations have formed to encourage the pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. The new trend for SDG-engagement is rooted in fresh thinking from both foundations and international institutions and governments. Here’s h ...
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April 18, 2016

Educating the next generation of policy, agriculture, and landscape leaders

Lucila Fernandez EcoAgriculture Partners

“We have a new opportunity, in national and international policy circles, to start thinking about the full set of land-related problems—for agriculture, forests, rangelands, watersheds, habitat for biodiversity—as elements within a common [landscape] frame.” On March 31st, EcoAgriculture Partners President Sara Scherr was invited to speak to international policy ...
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April 8, 2016

What We’re Reading: Exploring the Red Planet to save our blue one

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of April 3rd:   How exploring Mars could help us fight climate change on Earth – The Conversation Working out what happened to all that CO2 on Mars could help us deal with the increasing amount of the gas in our own atmosphere, which is pushing us towards dangerous climate change. Ugandan […] ...
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April 6, 2016

On Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships at the UN ECOSOC Partnership Forum

Melissa Thaxton EcoAgriculture Partners

The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative raises its voice at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Partnership Forum, 31 March 2016. Last week I attended the UN ECOSOC Partnership Forum — organized around the theme “From commitments to results: Leveraging partnerships for the 2030 Agenda” — on behalf of the Landscapes for [&hellip ...
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April 5, 2016

Multi-stakeholder Landscape Platforms: What actually happens there?

Sara Scherr EcoAgriculture Partners

The first ‘element’ in integrated landscape management laid out in the Little Sustainable Landscapes Book is ‘establishing a multi-stakeholder platform’. There has been a lot of discussion about how to organize and convene these platforms: how to make sure the right people are involved so that decisions will be considered legitimate and be impactful. But […] ...
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April 1, 2016

What We’re Reading: Carbon Farming

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of March 28th:   Carbon Farming: Hope for a Hot Planet – Modern Farmer Why “carbon farming” is on the lips of every major player in the sustainable food movement. New climate services program in Rwanda aims to reach one million farmers – Phys Org To build a more climate-resilient agriculture sector, the Rwandan [&hellip ...
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