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February 10, 2017

What We’re Reading: New developments in financing sustainable development

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Stories we loved the week of February 5th: Italian National Dialogue Finds 18 Ways to Promote Sustainable Finance – SDG Knowledge Hub “A national dialogue process on green finance in Italy has yielded a list of 18 possible policy actions for redesigning the country’s financial system to meet sustainability aims. The one-year dialogue engaged Italy’s […] ...
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January 6, 2017

What We’re Reading: The argument for intentionally designing agricultural landscapes

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This short reading list, which kept us busy in front of the fire over the holiday period, is a great way to get excited about transforming agriculture in 2017: Designing agricultural landscapes for biodiversity-based ecosystem services – Basic and Applied Ecology This vital new article by Douglas A. Landis makes a clear argument for more intensive […] ...
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November 4, 2016

What We’re Reading: Prepping for Marrakech

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Traveling to Morocco for UNFCCC COP22? Read these posts and papers on the flight and arrive prepared. Options for agriculture at Marrakech climate talks: messages for SBSTA 45 agriculture negotiators – CCAFS Report 45 (PDF) The CGIAR Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security research program (CCAFS) presents 10 options that could contribute to a decision in the [&he ...
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October 7, 2016

What We’re Reading: Major rural development report

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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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September 16, 2016

What We’re Reading: Billion Dollar Opportunity in Sustainable Land Use

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Stories we loved the week of September 12th: The billion-dollar opportunity in sustainable land use – Sustainability “Sustainable land use in forestry and agriculture is critical to prosperous rural economies, inclusive development and dealing with climate change. But more than that, it is an enormous investment and growth opportunity for the private sector.” ...
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August 20, 2016

What We’re Reading: Evaluating Corporate Commitments on Deforestation

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Stories we loved the week of August 14, 2016: Parsing Private Sector Deforestation Commitments – Ecosystem Marketplace “Major companies around the world are racing to purge deforestation from their supply chains, but they’re doing so with different levels of enthusiasm and sincerity, while operating in different environments and employing different strategies. Th ...
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August 12, 2016

What We’re Reading: Close urban-rural ties in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Stories we loved the week of August 7, 2016:   Rural-Urban Linkages in SSA Food Systems – IFAD “This paper examines the role of rural-urban linkages in fostering inclusive and sustainable food systems and how these contribute to rural transformation and, more broadly, to sustainable and inclusive development. Focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa [SSA], the paper ana ...
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August 7, 2016

What We’re Reading: The Landscape Management-Migration Link

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Stories we loved the week of July 31, 2016: Ethiopian Landscape Restoration Revives Livelihoods– The Guardian Ethiopian migration from rural areas suffering from landscape degradation due to deforestation and erosion has been slowed by restoration efforts that provide new livelihood opportunities for local farmers. Improved landscape management through agronomic practice ...
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July 29, 2016

What We’re Reading: USDA makes investments in coaching for local leaders

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Stories we loved the week of July 24, 2016: 7 Rivers Alliance all SET for USDA economic development project – LaCrosse Tribune This story provides a fantastic example how enabling investments for multi-stakeholder landscape management in rural landscapes can help ensure local participation in development planning. Securing the SDGs will happen through efforts like thi ...
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July 25, 2016

What We’re Reading: Measuring Progress towards the SDGs

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Stories we loved the week of July 17, 2016: New Index to Spur Action on SDGs – Sustainable Development Solutions Network “Today, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung launched a new Sustainable Development Goal Index and Dashboard to provide a report card for tracking SDG progress and ensuring accountability. As minister ...
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