Past Events

Learning Network events are designed to bring together
landscape stakeholders to address key challenges, create
action plans, or just share knowledge and experience.

Photo by Manon Koningstein (CIAT)

Sharing Knowledge and Experience
Our events are organized by EcoAgriculture partner organizations, and led or co-led by landscape leaders. They bring together experts, practitioners, and members of our learning network to learn from each other, plan collective action, and develop skills and abilities.

If you have an idea for a learning network event, or want to join a meeting but can’t determine how, please contact Chris Planicka for more information.

Past Events

FAO Liaison Office, Washington DC March 22, 2017 | 8:30 - 11:00 am

Landscapes and City Region Food Systems: Developments in Habitat III

Increasing urbanization poses complex challenges related to food security and access, poverty, nutrition, natural resource management, and health, within both rural and urban areas. City region food systems are vital for strengthening urban-rural linkages and can provide a channel through which these issues can be addressed at a subnational level. How is integrated landscape management […]

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Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center & Network, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 6, 2017 - March 10, 2017

African Landscapes Dialogue: Integrated Landscape Management in Practice

All those working to achieve sustainable development and climate resilience in Africa, please join us for this vital knowledge-sharing event.

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FAO Liaison Office for North America, Washington DC December 8, 2016 | 8:30 - 11:00 ET

Après Marrakech: Hope for Climate-Smart Agricultural Landscapes?

Come learn about the latest developments from Marrakesh and discuss how they might impact integrated agricultural landscape management in the future.

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Side Events at UNCBD COP 13 Cancun December 7, 2016 - December 8, 2016

Greening Finance, Financing Green: Bridging the Gap

Speakers from the financial world will discuss innovations in finance and how they fit in with biodiversity and speakers from the biodiversity world discuss bankable biodiversity models, ecoagriculture and natural capital accounting.

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Pew Conference Center, Washington DC October 19, 2016 - October 20, 2016

How business can engage smallholder farmers

Senior Manager Lee Gross will be among the experienced group of speakers at this two day event produced by the Innovation Forum at the Pew Conference Center in Washington, DC. Innovation Forum summarizes: “this multi-stakeholder conference will address the major risks for smallholder farmers across agricultural sectors, and focus on how to create scalable solutions to […]

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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA August 16, 2016 - August 18, 2016

Landscape Leadership 3-Day Intensive Workshop

Gain the skills to design and implement the next generation of integrated natural resource management programs.

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Wilson Center, Washington DC, and online July 21, 2016 | 14:00 - 17:00

UNEP’s GEO-6 North American Report: Informing the 2030 Development Agenda

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently released six regional reports containing detailed examinations of the environmental issues affecting each of the world’s regions: North America, the Pan-European region, Asia and the Pacific, West Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa. Together, these comprehensive assessments will provide the foundation for the sixth iteration of […]

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University of Amsterdam June 27, 2016 - June 29, 2016

Critical perspectives on governance by sustainable development goals

A three day conference exploring the Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Como, Italy May 31, 2016 - June 2, 2016

Business for Sustainable Landscapes Workshop

An invitation-only gathering of a group of food and agriculture business and sustainability leaders to explore effective collaborations in production landscapes.

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Webinar May 25, 2016 | 14:00 GMT

Landscape planning in theory and practice

Webinar presented by former EcoAg researcher Dr. Louise Willemen will highlight Spatial Planning and Monitoring Guide

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1101 15th Street NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC April 13, 2016 | 3 - 5pm ET

Thorny Issues Along the Path to Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture: A Discussion

SID-W will host a moderated and broad based discussion of 4 important questions about the uptake of climate-smart agriculture with the contributions of several discussants/resource people.

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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C. April 13, 2016 | 3 - 5pm ET

The Future of the Sustainable Development Goals

In commemoration of World Earth Month, a panel of experts will discuss specific SDGs, such as water and health; regional perspectives and how they can be accomplished in the 2030 timeframe; and the role of the public and private sectors.

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Rome Building - Room 806 - Johns Hopkins University SAIS - Washington, DC March 31, 2016 | 12:30-2pm EST

Land Management Policy in Developing Countries

SAIS Global Issues in Agriculture Seminar Series presents Dr. Sara Scherr, President of EcoAgriculture Partners on “Land Management Policy in Developing Countries”.

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Washington, DC March 14, 2016 - March 18, 2016

17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

Scaling Up Responsible Land Governance The 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty took place March 14 to 18, 2016 at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C. The conference theme of Scaling up Responsible Land Governance paid special attention to working at scale, mainstreaming innovations and sustaining investments for greater impact. EcoAg project manager Krista […]

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FAO Liaison Office for North America, Washington, DC January 20, 2016 | 8:30 - 11:00

Et après Paris? Looking forward on climate smart landscapes

The 3rd event in our series of Washington, DC roundtables on policy for integrated agricultural landscape management with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Please join EcoAgriculture Partners and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for the third event in our series of Washington, DC roundtables on policy […]

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La Maison Française at the Embassy of France, Washington, DC November 17, 2015 | 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Food Security and Climate Change: on the way to COP 21

France will host the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris from November 30 to December 11 to reach an agreement that will put the world on track to limit global warming to 1.5° or 2° C. Our capacity to feed 9.5 billion people in 2050 in a context of climate change will depend on our […]

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Online Session (WebEx) November 5, 2015 | 2pm GMT

Landscapes Approach: What does this mean for tea?

in the tea industry? Interested in agricultural commodity sustainability? Join this online session to find out how a landscapes approach works and what it means for you.

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Congresium Ankara, Ankara, Turkey October 12, 2015 - October 23, 2015


Decision-makers from 195 member states will attend COP12 to discuss solutions to issues related to desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD).

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COP12 Side event, Ankara, Turkey October 13, 2015 - October 15, 2015 | 8-10am EEST each day

Forests and Landscapes Forum

At this October’s COP12 meeting, there will be a morning series on ecosystem and landscape approaches to relieving, and reversing land degradation in dry, forested areas. On October 14th, EcoAgriculture Partners and the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative will speak to financing landscape approaches. These meetings are available to those are present in the UNCCD COP12 meeting.

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Cornell University, Ithaca, New York October 12, 2015 - October 14, 2015

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security

This event aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative methods arising from research in a wide range of disciplines on achieving global food security whilst reconciling demands on the environment.

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Royal Senchi Hotel, Akosombo, Ghana October 9, 2015 - October 10, 2015

Pan-African Business and Biodiversity Forum

Natural capital (biodiversity and ecosystems is at the center of all environmental and business operations around the world. This forum is designed to initiate a constructive dialogue concerning the value of natural capital and inclusive sustainable development in African countries.

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San Francisco, and select sessions streaming live online October 2, 2015 - October 4, 2015

Artisans of the Grasslands

EcoAgriculture Partners President Sara Scherr will join the Artisans of the Grasslands Conference. Sara will draw on her expertise in agricultural economics and years of experience communicating the value and importance of sustainable agricultural systems to contribute to this important conversation about how to advance regenerative agriculture in grassland ecosystems.

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Live online, from The World Bank, Washington, DC September 15, 2015 | 3:30 - 6:00 pm

Greening Commodity Agriculture: Agri-Environmental Policy in East and Southeast Asia

Launching the book Steps Toward Green, a collaborative study on agricultural commodity landscapes and environmental policy in East and Southeast Asia, with a presentation by two of the co-authors Steven Jaffee (World Bank) and Sara Scherr (EcoAgriculture Partners), and a panel of eminent reviewers, followed by audience discussion.

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International Convention Center, Durban, South Africa September 7, 2015 - September 11, 2015

World Forestry Congress XIV

Talking about Forests in Durban, South Africa The major themes of the XIV World Forestry Congress (WFC), 7-11 September 2015, are: People-centred forestry Socioeconomic issues  Forests and forestry in national economic development. Convened by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and hosted in Durban by the Government of South Africa, the Congress will […]

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Online only via Adobe Connect August 6, 2015 | 15:30 - 16:30 CAT

Webinar – Introducing the new TerrAfrica-NEPAD knowledge platform

The first in a TerrAfrica-NEPAD Webinar Knowledge Exchange Series on Sustainable Land Management.

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Intercontinental Hotel, Meeting Room 3, Addis Ababa July 14, 2015 | 15:30 - 18:00

How to Invest in Integrated Landscape Management to Achieve the SDGs

Without integration and coordination, finance for sustainable development will miss the mark. Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) – an approach in which a group of stakeholders in a given landscape collaborate to achieve landscape scale outcomes that are critical for each of the individual stakeholders – is the key to that coordination at the most effective scale.

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The Royal Society, London, United Kingdom June 10, 2015 - June 11, 2015

Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case

A two-day invitation-only event designed to convene the world’s leading thinkers, experts from investment banks, development banks, pension funds and corporate entities with senior government officials, to create hub for knowledge exchange around innovative solutions to finance.

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African Institute for Capacity Development, Jomo Kenyatta University June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015

East African Learning Landscape Regional Knowledge Exchange

Bringing together leaders from the learning landscapes in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania to exchange knowledge and experiences on integrated landscape management (ILM) and to learn about tools to enhance their implementation of ILM.

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May 12, 2015 - May 13, 2015

Kenya Learning Landscape Dialogue

In the second in the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature-led series of Kenya landscape dialogues, landscape leaders gather to report back on lessons learned since the last meeting and focus on building a shared agenda for the future of the Kenya Learning Landscape Network.

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Nairobi, Kenya July 1, 2014 - July 3, 2014

Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa

Leading minds from African government, research, civil society and the private sector will gather in Nairobi to generate an ambitious agenda to enhance and scale effective integrated landscape initiatives for Africa.

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The Global Landscapes Forum | Paris December 5, 2015 | 15:30-17:00 CET

Investing in integrated landscapes to achieve the SDGs

With the SDGs on the world stage, integrated landscapes is being positioned as an effective strategy for their implementation. There’s many integrated landscapes forming around the world and investors interested in financing these efforts, but financing is not always aligned. Join President Sara Scherr and Policy and Markets Director Seth Shames in a conversation in how to connect investors with stakeholders, and generate the highest social and environmental outcomes in a landscape.

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GlobalFoodSecurity Forum
Washington, D.C., USA April 26, 2016 | 8:30-17:00 EST

Global Food Security Symposium

The world’s cities are growing, and so is food insecurity. There is a dire need to build food systems where farmlands are connected to markets in local cities. This symposium discusses strategies to bridge the gap from rural-urban areas to build food security in the urban world.

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