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March 28, 2019

Empowering regional and district level planners to address climate change threats to agriculture

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

In the Morogoro region of Tanzania, seasonal rains came late this year. Farmers are eager to learn new techniques to plan and cope. Erratic and extreme weather conditions, like floods and droughts, brought on by climate change are one of the top threats to global food security. Crop yields are expected to decline globally after […] ...
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February 19, 2019

Assessing the social impact of a teaching farm in Uganda

Eghosa Asemota Cornell University EcoAgriculture Partners

Development initiatives and projects are as good as the social impact they can demonstrate. NGOs and entrepreneurs continue to burst at the seams with innovative ways to promote social good, tackle poverty, enhance global health and preserve the environment. But precisely how to measure the social impact of their initiatives remains a recurring question. Last […] ...
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July 13, 2018

Leaders from Mesoamerica gather to promote the innovative approach known as Integrated Landscape Management

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

They jointly formulated an action plan to enhance the sustainability of landscapes and the green and inclusive economy in the region. More than 90 leaders from the government, the private sector, civil society organizations, rural producer groups and experts in integrated landscape management from Mesoamerica, Colombia and the United States, met from July 2 to […] ...
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May 19, 2018

Promising Signs for the SDGs in Kilombero Valley, Tanzania

Brett Jacobson EcoAgriculture Partners Seth Shames

In this interview, Seth Shames, EcoAgriculture Partners’ Director of Policy and Markets, recounts his experience leading a workshop in Tanzania’s Kilombero Valley Landscape and reflects on outcomes, lessons learned, and the future of Integrated Landscape Management in the Kilombero Valley. The African Wildlife Foundation, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, IUC ...
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March 18, 2018

Translating vision into investment in the Kilombero Valley landscape

Brett Jacobson EcoAgriculture Partners

Translating landscape ambitions into investible action items is crucial to preserving the Kilombero Valley landscape and promoting sustainable growth in agriculture. EcoAgriculture Partners Director of Policy and Markets Seth Shames recently traveled to Ifakara, Tanzania to co-host a workshop titled Achieving SDGs at a landscape scale: Modeling a sustainable future and creating ...
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February 8, 2018

Taking steps with PASOS toward a landscape performance measurement tool

Katherine (Kata) Young EcoAgriculture Partners

Working together with the PASOS multi-stakeholder platform in northern Honduras, we’re refining a complete toolset for knowledge-driven integrated landscape management. In 2016, the Solidaridad Network launched the PASOS program (Paisajes Sostenibles, or “Sustainable Landscapes”) in the Zona Norte of Honduras to extend their existing work on sustainable palm oil into an i ...
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February 2, 2018

Achieving the SDGs and Climate Resiliency in the Barind Tract: First Steps Towards a Multi-Sector Strategy

Katherine (Kata) Young EcoAgriculture Partners

Workshop participants in Bogra, Bangladesh come together to formulate a multi-stakeholder platform with the potential to establish the Barind Tract as a global leader in practical, integrated strategies for achieving the SDGs. From December 3rd to 5th, 2017, EcoAgriculture Partners led a Landscape Leadership Workshop, Transforming Barind Agriculture: Achieving SDGs and Climate ...
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November 28, 2017

Modeling SDG impacts in Ghana’s Atewa landscape under different management scenarios

Seth Shames EcoAgriculture Partners

A stakeholder workshop reviewed future scenarios for the Atewa Range landscape, and formulated next steps for achieving the outcomes in the “Living Landscape” scenario.   A Contested Landscape Everyone agrees that the Atewa Landscape is enormously valuable, but that’s where the consensus ends. There are a wide range of ideas about how the landscape’s ecolog ...
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October 12, 2017

An emerging plan for collective action: Beginning the process of Integrated Landscape Management in the RACCS

Katherine (Kata) Young EcoAgriculture Partners

Nicaraguans from the Southern Caribbean Coast came together to define their own vision for sustainable management of the landscape. Laguna de Apoyo, Municipality of Catarina, Department of Masaya, Nicaragua – On September 18-21st, 32 participants came together here to attend an intensive Course for Leaders in Integrated Landscape Management, hosted by Solidaridad, EcoAgr ...
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October 10, 2017

New tool will give communities a LIFT accessing finance for integrated landscape management

Seth Shames EcoAgriculture Partners

Lack of creativity is not among the barriers to investment in integrated landscape management, test of new Landscape Investment and Finance Tool in the Philippines shows. Investment ideas were sprouting quickly from the stakeholders of the Cagayan do Oro landscape (CDO) in the Philippines. Participants proposed, “What if we went for wind power? What if […] ...
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