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September 8, 2020

What we´re reading: Transformation Capital: Systemic Investing for Sustainability

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners Manon KoningsteinEcoAgriculture Partners

A freshly published report on systemic investing for sustainability--´Transformation Capital´--directly addresses that challenge. This ground-breaking report by Dominic Hofstetter, Director of Capital & Investments at Climate-KIC, provides a rationale and framework for connecting place-based “strategic investment portfolios’ with finance and the innovations that will be n ...
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December 25, 2019

Highlights of 2019!

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners

2019 brought an explosion of action globally to use integrated landscape management (ILM), as a means to implement the Sustainable Development Goals building on local values and priorities. EcoAgriculture Partners made important contributions this year: launching an unprecedented collaboration to scale ILM; developing new models and tools for landscape finance; convening land ...
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March 15, 2019

Responding to EAT-Lancet: There’s no Great Food Transformation without farmers

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners

Initial steps towards a Great Food Transformation are being driven by the creativity and ingenuity of farmers. Last week I raised three key issues with the EAT-Lancet Commission’s report calling for a “Great Food Transformation.” In today’s post, the last in the series, I address a glaring omission in the process and outcome of the EAT-Lancet Commission: […] ...
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March 12, 2019

Responding to EAT-Lancet: Local challenges and solutions need to be in the analysis too

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners

Global perspective provides useful view of problematic trends, but understates local challenges and over-emphasizes top-down solutions. Last week I raised three key issues with the EAT-Lancet Commission’s report calling for a “Great Food Transformation.” In today’s post I tackle the issues that arise when a global perspective is applied to the local conu ...
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March 11, 2019

Responding to EAT-Lancet: Consider agroecological solutions

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners

The EAT-Lancet Commission report never overcomes a reliance on 20th century industrial farming methods as a baseline, chronically underestimating the potential of agroecological systems to generate healthy diets within planetary bounds. In an introductory post last week, I shared the three main gaps I see with the EAT-Lancet Commission’s recommendations for a ‘Great Food Tr ...
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March 7, 2019

Responding to the EAT-Lancet Commission from the Integrated Landscape Perspective

Sara ScherrEcoAgriculture Partners

Major new report provides the most ambitious synthesis and analysis yet on a critical issue facing humanity in the 21st century. As such it requires considered response. In January, The Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical research journals, co-published a major report with the non-profit EAT Forum that “addresses the need to feed a […] ...
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