Landscapes and Leaders Program » Ecoagriculture Leadership Development
Contact: Louise Buck, PhD
|Source: Robin Marsh|
Ecoagriculture Leadership Courses aim to strengthen capacities of ecoagriculture leaders from agricultural, conservation, community development, land use policy and other sectors to lead, manage and collaborate effectively in ecoagriculture initiatives at local, national, and transboundary levels.
EcoAgriculture Partners and the University of California-Berkeley's Center for Sustainable Resource Development (CSRD) are currently working with partners based in Mesoamerica and East Africa to develop and offer leadership courses annually. Each course is nationally and/or regionally focused, with course materials and modules tailored to address geographically-specific ecoagriculture challenges and opportunities, including original case studies from local landscapes and field trips to ecoagriculture sites.
Courses seek to strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills in identifying and analyzing ecoagriculture challenges; designing strategies for integrated agriculture and conservation management; and facilitating collaborative, multi-stakeholder processes that support integrated landscape-scale management and sustainable livelihoods for rural communities. Course modules are facilitated using interactive, participatory methods that make full use of participant cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary expertise and experiences.
Course graduates are supported to form cross-sectoral networks and working groups of committed ecoagriculture leaders who share a common understanding of objectives, enhanced capabilities in the scientific, technical and planning aspects of ecoagriculture systems, and strengthened confidence and skills to influence and motivate others at field, program and policy levels.
During the course, participants engage in initial planning of cross-sectoral collective action initiatives in ecoagriculture leadership that they consequently submit for funding under a competitive small grant program. EcoAgriculture Partners and its regional partners provide technical assistance to funded projects, on a limited basis, providing both support for rural leaders and an on-going presence for EcoAgriculture Partners in key Mesoamerica and East Africa landscapes/rural territories.
Coordinator Dr. Louise Buck can be contacted for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent program activities and announcements include:
EcoAgriculture Partners Helps Launch Sustainable Land Management Project in Eastern and Southern Africa
Posted on 19 October 2012 by Louis Wertz
EP to host a policy side event, "Ecoagriculture Landscapes: Mobilizing Action Together" at the 2nd World Agroforestry Congress
Posted on 17 August 2009 by Sajal Sthapit
Second Mesoamerica Ecoagriculture Leadership Course, 16-26 November 2008
Posted on 16 January 2009 by Robin Marsh
Highlights from 2008
Posted on 15 January 2009 by Sajal Sthapit
Feeding 9 Billion with the Challenges of Climate Change: Towards Diversified Ecoagriculture Landscapes: Diversified Farming Systems Rountable Special Event
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