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July 31, 2019

Landscape finance innovation got the spotlight at GLF Bonn 2019

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

It’s about shifting the trajectory of economic development toward inclusive green growth, and landscapes are where that starts. Sara Scherr opened the Landscape Finance plenary at the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn with these words. She introduced the concept of Landscape Investment Portfolios: the full set of projects/businesses and their associated capital requirements ...
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December 11, 2018

Sharing and learning in Bonn at the Global Landscapes Forum

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

On December 1st and 2nd, EcoAgriculture Partners took our experience supporting landscape leaders to implement integrated landscape management to the masses at the Global Landscapes Forum. This annual event has become a great way for us to re-connect with partners, forge new alliances, and ensure that our tools and research are visible and therefore useful […] ...
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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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November 7, 2018

Sharing the voices of private sector engagement in landscape approaches

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

We are on a mission to bring the best stories of business engagement in landscapes to light. From Colombia to South Africa to Kenya to Ghana to the Philippines, EcoAgriculture Partners is surfacing the powerful examples of companies leading the way in collaboration for sustainability and restoration. These examples can help motivate more companies to […] ...
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October 3, 2018

Climate Smart Agriculture Training Curriculum Announced at Climate Week

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

We’ve got a new climate smart agriculture training curriculum in development, and we announced it at Climate Week in New York City last Thursday. Louise Buck was in New York for Climate Week NYC with the Cornell Climate Smart Farming Program (CSF) and the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture (GACSA).  She contributed to a […] ...
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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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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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October 5, 2017

Landscape Leadership Workshop with PASOS Nicaragua

Brett Jacobson EcoAgriculture Partners

Nicaragua Landscape Leadership course provides opportunities to establish common goals for sustainable development in the RACCS and equip community leaders with tools necessary for implementation. This September, in cooperation with Solidaridad and CIAT, EcoAgriculture Partners put on a four-day Landscape Leadership course as part of the PASOS (Paisajes Sostenibles) Nicaragua p ...
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August 27, 2017

Caux Dialogue on Land and Security calls for systems change

Louis Wertz EcoAgriculture Partners

The important event produced a radical communique that called for urgent systems change. We wholeheartedly agree. From the 11th to the 15th of July, a group of 140 leaders from around the world gathered at Caux, Switzerland, nestled in the mountains above Lake Geneva, and reflected on the state of land degradation, and the ongoing […] ...
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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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