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To scale up and enhance integrated landscape approaches worldwide.
Through strategic partnerships we build institutional capacities for effective policy, finance, business engagement and research. We empower governments, research institutions, civil society organizations, and communities to share experiences and exchange knowledge about best integrated landscape management practices. And we build strong coalitions to create policy change at the highest levels of international governance.
We lead coalitions to affect policy changes that will improve the health and well-being of communities and the environment. Our work on the ground brings together women’s groups, farmer cooperatives, civil society organizations, universities, international NGOs, United Nations agencies, governments and more to advance multi-stakeholder management processes in landscapes, strengthen governance strategies, and promote cross-sectoral research. We connect landscape leaders across national boundaries to share experiences and inspire innovations in integrated landscape management. By working on a local, regional, and international scale, we change the relationship between sustainable development policies, research, and sustainable land management in practice.
We serve as the Secretariat of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative, a global coalition of over 70 organizations and agencies dedicated to enhancing integrated landscape management. The Initiative catalyzes major change within donor institutions, national governments, and international organizations in order to scale up integrated landscape approaches. Through capacity development, research, policy advocacy, knowledge exchange, and on-the-ground technical assistance, the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative creates opportunities for all stakeholders—farmers, civil society, businesses, researchers and policymakers—to realize positive change in landscapes around the world.
Contact Melissa Thaxton for more information.