October 20, 2016

Transforming Agriculture from Threat to Solution for Environmental Challenges

Sara Scherr EcoAgriculture Partners

The past year has seen a remarkable evolution of the discourse on agricultural development around the world. From the sharp focus on increasing production and yields that dominated after the 2008 food price crisis, the narrative expanded after Rio+20 to ‘sustainable intensification’—how these yields could be achieved without undue environmental cost. Now discussions ar ...
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October 18, 2016

The rough road to market: tracking food flows in Laikipia County, Kenya

Krista Heiner EcoAgriculture Partners

It’s six o’clock in the morning. The sun is just rising and we’re already out on the road. We’re heading to the town of Kimanjo, located in northern Laikipia County, Kenya, to visit its market. As part of a joint World Agroforestry and EcoAgriculture Partners research team that is funded by the Daniel and Nina […] ...
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October 16, 2016

How food and agriculture are changing in a climate change world

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

October 16th is World Food Day. This year’s theme is “Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.” Agriculture is already changing dramatically under climate change, whether we like it or not. Crops and crop varieties that once grew well in certain areas can no longer stand the heat or drought, and increasingly severe floods are washing away whole ...
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October 7, 2016

What We’re Reading: Major rural development report

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

2016 Rural Development Report – IFAD The report notes, “Small farms continue to provide livelihoods for up to 2.5 billion people and account for up to 80 per cent of food produced in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. In a fast-changing world, rural areas must transform – and rapidly – in order to be sustainably included […] ...
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October 3, 2016

EcoAg helps launch new program with partner Solidaridad in Honduras

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

La Prensa in Honduras reports on the launch of Solidaridad Network’s new Programa de Paisajes Sostenibles de Honduras (PASOS). EcoAgriculture Partners is helping Solidaridad with the design and implementation of a three-year multi-sector landscape approach to sustainability in the northern zone of Honduras, building off a successful platform with the palm oil sector. ...
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