January 30, 2016

A History of EcoAgriculture

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

We’ve accomplished quite a lot since our founding in January 2005. That’s ten full years of working hard to advance integrated landscape management for people, food and nature! Explore this Prezi for a look back on a decade of action and accomplishment by EcoAgriculture Partners. Excited about our accomplishments and wondering how we plan to build […] ...
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January 26, 2016

A conversation with our new Communications Intern, Mara Novak

Mara Novak EcoAgriculture Partners Lucila Fernandez

Mara Novak recently joined the EcoAg team as our winter Communications Intern. Her background in International Studies and Communications, along with her passion for sustainable agriculture, is already helping us to spread the word about integrated landscape management.   Mara, tell us a bit about yourself. What is your background and what led you to be interested in ...
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January 25, 2016

Collaboration on Little Book a model for necessary partnerships to achieve global goals

Sara Scherr EcoAgriculture Partners

In December at the Global Landscapes Forum in Paris, EcoAgriculture Partners, the Global Canopy Programme, the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Nature Conservancy, and IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative debuted The Little Sustainable Landscapes Book, which clarifies what integrated landscape management means, and provides an implementation roadmap. The book is availabl ...
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January 22, 2016

What We’re Reading: Coming of Age, Circular Advantages, and Local Leadership

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved this week: Ecosystem-based farming comes of age Farming practices that capitalize on natural biological and ecosystem processes are boosting the global supply of grains by producing “more with less.” Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations The Circular Economy Is at the Heart of the Fourth Industrial Revolution What does a successfu ...
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January 21, 2016

Early Tremors of an Agricultural Shift

Aiden Irish EcoAgriculture Partners

From Mesopotamia to Mesoamerica, the first permanent human settlements –predecessors to modern cities – developed because of the agriculture around them. However, this relationship has been, until recently, underrepresented in development policy. Omitting agriculture planning from urban development is a potentially destabilizing oversight. As cities deal with increasing urb ...
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January 12, 2016

CAMBiando cardamom and conservation in Guatemala

Lee Gross EcoAgriculture Partners

Heralded as the ‘place of many trees,’ Guatemala was my third stop in the evaluation of the biodiversity impacts of the CAMBio project in Central America. From dry pine-oak forest in the Western highlands to dense, moist rainforest in the Northern lowlands, the country accounts for a large expanse of Central America’s forest lands. In […] ...
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January 8, 2016

What We’re Reading: Stifled Buzz, Waste Warriors and the Last Sugar in Paradise

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Start off informed with these environmental stories from the first week of 2016: Declining Wild Bee Population Worrisome for Agriculture Wild bees pollinate many important crops, but a new study suggests that these crucial insects are disappearing in areas where their services are needed most. National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Unnatural Balance: How Food Waste Impa ...
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January 7, 2016

More than just the land: a discussion of rural women’s equality

Rachel Friedman University of Queensland

The starting point was logical: land. But, as with many of the complex and thorny issues discussed at the Global Landscapes Forum, addressing gender, natural resources, and rural livelihoods involves thinking outside that box. We started at square one: in rural areas of developing countries, women own less land, under less secure tenure. While the […] ...
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January 4, 2016

What We’re Reading: 2015 Lists, Invading Oil, and Future Conservation

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Kick off the new year with reflections of trends past and changes to come. 15 climate stories from 2015 From meat consumption, public awareness, and the number of pages of international agreements, here is a list of the top 15 climate stories of 2015, through the medium of numbers. Carbon Brief Top 15 wins for sustainable […] ...
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January 2, 2016

Seeing the Water Basins for the Trees

Rachel Friedman University of Queensland

It’s pretty easy to continue with accepted theories, among like-minded colleagues. This article originally appeared on the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature blog. Yet, a collegial discussion on managing forests for water and climate, hosted by WeForest at the Global Landscapes Forum, pushed boundaries a bit. In this talk, world leaders moved beyond mere mechanics [&hell ...
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