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June 27, 2016

Sara Shares: In response to The Economist’s “Feeding the Ten Billion”

Sara Scherr EcoAgriculture Partners

Future food security will not be achieved simply with shiny new toys. This is the letter I sent in response to The Economist‘s editorial “Feeding the Ten Billion” that appeared in its June 13, 2016 issue and the special Technology Quarterly on Agriculture published June 11. They declined to publish it. Dear Editor, The June 11th article “Feeding the ...
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June 27, 2016

News Release – Landscape partnerships: a path forward for sustainable agribusiness

EcoAgriculture Partners and IUCN

The future of sustainable agriculture goes beyond the fence, farm, or even supply chain. From May 31 to June 2 at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy, EcoAgriculture Partners, IUCN, SAI Platform and the Sustainable Food Lab, hosted a diverse group of leaders from business, government, and civil society to engage in mutual learning […] ...
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June 25, 2016

What We’re Reading: Risk Reduction for Landscape Restoration Investment

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of June 19, 2016: The What, How, and Who of Sustainable Landscape Investments – CGIAR Speakers and participants at the “Global Landscape Forum – the Investment Case” event highlighted the challenges and opportunities for increasing global investment in landscape restoration and conservation, a need estimated at levels 20-30 times g ...
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June 20, 2016

What We’re Reading: Sustainable Landscapes Past, Present, and Future

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of June 12, 2016: Framework for Understanding Sustainable Development Goals Interactions – ICSU With 17 goals and 169 targets, it can be challenging to develop a strategy for approaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an integrated way. This paper provides a conceptual tool for stakeholders by examining links and […] ...
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June 14, 2016

Uncovering unspoken assumptions about businesses in landscape partnerships

Sara Scherr EcoAgriculture Partners

Landscape resources and management are profoundly influenced by actors in agricultural supply chains. Yet surveys of integrated landscape initiatives around the world indicate that only about a fifth of them include private business stakeholders. On May 31-June 2, EcoAgriculture, with the SAI Platform, IUCN and Sustainable Food Lab, convened a workshop at the Rockefeller Founda ...
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June 10, 2016

What We’re Reading: What the Rio Conventions can contribute to the SDGs

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved the week of June 5, 2016: Role of the multilateral environmental agreements in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (PDF) – UNEP This report examines how the implementation of treaties like the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna, Convention on the Conservation of Migr ...
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June 3, 2016

What We’re Reading: Major report says it is time to move on from industrial ag

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Our favorites from the week of May 30th: How to leave industrial agriculture behind – IPES Food EcoAgriculture Partners board member Emile Frison is lead author on a new report from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems that says a fundamentally different model of agriculture based on diversifying farms and farming landscapes, replacing chemica ...
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