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June 30, 2017

Rethinking Landscape Finance

Sara Scherr EcoAgriculture Partners

The pieces are in place, but it will take dramatically higher ambition to transform landscape investment from single deals to financing the SDGs. Numerous integrated landscape partnerships have developed Landscape Action Plans that reflect the partners’ collaborative assessment of landscape challenges and opportunities, agreed objectives for a sustainable landscape, and commi ...
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June 29, 2017

Meet Our Fellows: Jenny Nelson

Louisa Baltodano EcoAgriculture Partners

Jennifer Nelson has worked for more than a decade in agricultural research-for-development, in communications and project management roles. Introducing: a new series that introduces our fellows to you. Welcome to the debut of the Meet our Fellows series, highlighting the work and insights of EcoAgriculture Partners’ fellows in their own words, through short interviews wit ...
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June 27, 2017

PASOS participants pen and perform love song to landscapes of Honduras

Michelle Sims EcoAgriculture Partners

On the final day of the PASOS landscape leadership workshop in Tela, Honduras, several participants wrote and sang this touching ode to the landscapes of their country. The week of learning, sharing, and planning inspired them to write and perform the song, which emphasized their determination to “sow” good stewardship of their country’s natural resources. [&h ...
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June 20, 2017

From the Mountains to the Sea: A Dialogue in Honduras

Michelle Sims EcoAgriculture Partners

Just outside, bright blue waves were gently crashing on the sand along the coastline in Tela, Honduras. The coastal town is situated on the northern coast of Honduras, an area important for agricultural production and rich in biological diversity. Traveling by car over the course of a couple hours, one can find palm oil plantations […] ...
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June 17, 2017

What We’re Reading: Long form on the Anthropocene

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Three long(ish) reads we discovered this week that we hope add interest to your weekend. ‘A reckoning for our species’: the philosopher prophet of the Anthropocene – The Guardian This excellent illumination of the concept of the anthropocene, its cultural and intellectual vitality and usefulness, and the man, Timothy Morton, who may be its most quixotic and ...
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June 14, 2017

Lessons from beneath the canopy: invest in human and social capital to catalyze restoration

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

Over the sound of millions of raindrops pummeling broad leaves, a hardy group of foresters listened intently to United States Forest Service researchers. 30-meter-tall mahogany trees in El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico suspended a green canopy far above. Soaked but smiling, the group learned that these mahoganies were planted as part of a […] ...
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