March 31, 2016

A knowledge exchange, deep in the forests of Puerto Rico

Mara NovakEcoAgriculture Partners Lucila FernandezEcoAgriculture Partners

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 backpacker: to visit a Model Forest. EcoAgriculture Partners was invited by the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources of Puerto Rico to participate in the 2016 annual Board Meeting of the Ibero-American Model Forest Network. What is a Model Forest, and who is in this network? Tune in to this podcast to find out.

“Model Forests are one of the various forms of integrated landscape management that specifies an association with forest lands. In our continental review of [integrated landscape] initiatives, Model Forests were one of the many types of landscape approaches we found.”
— Lucila Fernandez, EcoAgriculture Partners



Learn More

From the LPFN blog: Learning from the forest, a Latin American exchange of landscape knowledge (lea este aporte en español)

RIABM’s Approach to Cross-Landscape Knowledge Sharing: Ingredients for Success

(In Spanish) Bosque Modelo Nacional de Puerto Rico, Casa Pueblo

Top photo from Lucila Fernandez.

Featured music is “Morena” from Radio Jarocho and Zenen Zeferino Huervo, found on Free Music Archive.

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