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September 22, 2016

One year has passed since the SDGs were agreed. What’s happened?

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

How is the “integrated and indivisible” nature of the Sustainable Development Goals being translated into action by national governments? Over nearly four years of drafting and negotiation, involving the largest public consultation process ever undertaken, United Nations member states defined and then agreed on “the Future We Want.” The agreement includes ...
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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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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 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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January 30, 2016

A History of EcoAgriculture

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

We’ve accomplished quite a lot since our founding in January 2005. That’s ten full years of working hard to advance integrated landscape management for people, food and nature! Explore this Prezi for a look back on a decade of action and accomplishment by EcoAgriculture Partners. Excited about our accomplishments and wondering how we plan to build […] ...
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January 26, 2016

A conversation with our new Communications Intern, Mara Novak

Mara Novak EcoAgriculture Partners Lucila Fernandez

Mara Novak recently joined the EcoAg team as our winter Communications Intern. Her background in International Studies and Communications, along with her passion for sustainable agriculture, is already helping us to spread the word about integrated landscape management.   Mara, tell us a bit about yourself. What is your background and what led you to be interested in ...
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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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November 3, 2015

Join us at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum in Paris

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

EcoAgriculture Partners is joining over 100 organizations and nearly 2000 participants at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum in Paris, the largest side event of UNFCCC COP21. We are organizing exciting features at GLF: Discussion Forum, Investing in integrated landscapes to achieve the SDGs Thematic Pavilion: Achieving the SDGs with the Landscape Approach What’s the One ...
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October 21, 2015

Fly Over a Honduran Smallholder Coffee Farm

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners Lee Gross

Senior Manager for Business and Biodiversity Lee Gross recently visited Honduran coffee farms to speak with smallholder farmers about the outcomes of a finance for conservation project. A preferential-finance and small grants program has helped Honduran coffee farmers survive a coffee rust disease outbreak that decimated coffee trees in the region. What impacts did it [… ...
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