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September 5, 2019

Restore landscapes to push ahead on sustainable development, says International Resource Panel

The Editors EcoAgriculture Partners

Land restoration has tremendous potential to help the world limit climate change and achieve its aims for sustainable development, according to a new study by the International Resource Panel (IRP). Hot on the heels of the recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which found that climate change was reducing land’s ability […] ...
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June 18, 2019

Scaling Up Agroforestry Initiatives with Integrated Landscape Management

Luisa Trujillo Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (Ecuador) Eghosa Asemota

In the context of climate change, growing populations, and economic transformation, agroforestry stands to play a vital role in transitioning landscapes to meet production and protection needs. Landscapes that use agroforestry, the deliberate combination of woody perennial plants with annual crops and/or livestock, contribute to the full range of goods and services from agricul ...
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April 22, 2019

5 Reasons Why ILM = Insect-Loving Management

Eghosa Asemota Cornell University EcoAgriculture Partners Louis Wertz

This Earth Day, we’re celebrating the many ways in which integrated landscape management (ILM) can help make agriculture better for people and nature. ILM is the process through which community stakeholders come together across sectors and interests to collaboratively plan and design their environment, agreeing on sustainable ways to use land. EcoAgriculture Partners promotes ...
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April 11, 2019

5 facts about agriculture and the insect collapse

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

We need insects to feed ourselves, but conventional agriculture is driving them to extinction. Earth Day is April 22nd. This year the theme is Protect Our Species, with a focus on bees and insects, among other threatened species. Here are 5 facts about insects and agriculture that will hopefully convince you to get involved. 1. […] ...
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March 21, 2019

The Potential and Promise of Agroforestry Landscapes

Eghosa Asemota Cornell University EcoAgriculture Partners Louise Buck

Today, more than three-fourths of the Earth’s arable lands are severely degraded, effectively threatening the livelihood and well-being of two-fifths of the world’s population. With such widespread ecosystem degradation, no wonder food insecurity, water scarcity and conflict over dwindling resources are intensifying. More than ever, we need to scale up food production syste ...
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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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December 5, 2018

Complementing sector policy with integrated territorial and landscape approaches

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

In a side event that kicked off the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn, an impressive group of partners all echoed one key message: holistic, place-based policy approaches are possible, necessary, and overdue. “People do live in places, they live in spaces, they live in territories. They do not live in sectors.” So Stefan Schmitz, Deputy […] ...
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August 28, 2018

Agribusiness, finance, and civil society pros to discuss private sector involvement in landscape approaches

Elizabeth Sweitzer EcoAgriculture Partners Louis Wertz

Experts will share why, where and how private sector enterprises are participating as vital stakeholders and positive actors in collaborative landscape management platforms. Achieving global sustainable development goals is more crucial than ever in our increasingly resource-scarce world. However, the success of integrated landscape management plans lies in the ability of stake ...
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April 3, 2018

Agroecology within Sustainable Landscapes: A conversation with EcoAgriculture’s Kata Young

Katherine (Kata) Young EcoAgriculture Partners Brett Jacobson

In this Q&A, project manager Kata Young explores her personal and professional history with agroecology, and the growth of the agroecology movement. On March 27th , 2018, EcoAgriculture Partners and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) hosted an event in our series of Washington, DC roundtables on policy for integrated agricultural landscape [& ...
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February 4, 2018

Executive Group Meeting prepares for high-level talks on Sustainable Development

Dorothy Goh, New School

As a graduate student majoring in Environmental Policy, I was given the amazing opportunity to attend the Executive Group Meeting (EGM) held in New York this January. The EGM focused on the importance of interlinkages between sustainable development goals (SDGs) and targets and explore themes for the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) that is to be […] ...
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