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The Landscape Approach For Sustainability in African Agribusiness

Partnerships that support excellent companies, communities, and ecosystems

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September 24, 2015

Short Summary

The booklet was designed for leaders of African agriculture, food and beverage companies, and for the civil society and government land managers working to engage them. It offers cases of front-running companies who have applied the landscape approach in their African operations, a summary of the approach’s basic principles, a selection of cutting-edge tools, and an explanation of core integrated practices and their relevance to business operations.

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Who can use this and for what?

The booklet was designed for leaders of African agriculture, food and beverage companies, and for the civil society and government land managers working to engage them. It offers cases of front-running companies who have applied the landscape approach in their African operations, a summary of the approach’s basic principles, a selection of cutting-edge tools, and an explanation of core integrated practices and their relevance to business operations.

A diagram of key reasons for agribusinesses to adopt landscape approaches to their sourcing regions.

Questions This Guide Answers

  • What is a production landscape?
  • What is a landscape approach to Sustainable Land and Water Management?
  • Why is this approach relevant to my agribusiness?
  • How is a landscape approach different from a sustainable supply chain approach?
  • How can we develop a shared understanding of what is going on in a landscape?
  • How can my agribusiness build a base for collaborative public-private-civic landscape action?
  • How can my agribusiness engage other sectors?
  • What tools can I use to assess and plan for landscape risk and opportunities for my agribusiness?

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