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October 16, 2015

What We’re Reading: Imperfections, Desertification and Decentralization

The EditorsEcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved this week: "Perfect" produce and the rise of food waste in Kenya Last year, 44.5% of food grown for European retailers from Kenya was wasted due to the inability to meet cosmetic food specification. Tumultuous regulations and the lack of ¬†transparency in western markets decrease farmer's selling pow…
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October 9, 2015

What We’re Reading: Soil Visions, Land Grabbing, and Strawberry Fields Forever

The EditorsEcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved this week: Impact assessment helps rice farmers adapt to climate change in Vietnam Rising sea levels in the Mekong Delta have impacted the livelihoods of rice farmers. A climate adaptation assessment reveals new technologies that will improve food security, increase productivity and promote sustainab…
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October 7, 2015

Presentation: “Financing Integrated Landscape Initiatives” at Artisans of the Grasslands

Louis WertzEcoAgriculture Partners

Where does finance for integrated landscape management need to go next to scale up solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda? EcoAgriculture Partners' President Sara J. Scherr gave the presentation¬†focusing on how finance for integrated landscape management is changing and where it needs to go to power …
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October 2, 2015

What We’re Reading: Frayed Ecosystems, Planted Solutions, and Climate-proofing

The EditorsEcoAgriculture Partners

Stories we loved this week: Fraying ecosystems the necessary target of action to achieve the SDGs With environment now at the heart of the newly-agreed 2030 Development Agenda, taking advantage of opportunities for landscape restoration is a pathway to success, argue Manish Bapna and Sean Dewitt of World Resources In…
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September 22, 2015

Talking Agri-Environmental Policy in East & Southeast Asia

Lucila FernandezEcoAgriculture Partners

When faced with an enormous challenge, sometimes the first step is the hardest to take. In East and Southeast Asia, the production of key commodities like coffee, tea, maize and shrimp has involved the rapid conversion of forests, waterways and coastlines. While the private sector and NGOs, in partnership with local d…
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September 17, 2015

Stepping Asia Towards a Greener Future

Lucila FernandezEcoAgriculture Partners Louis WertzEcoAgriculture Partners

A new book from EcoAgriculture and the World Bank will help policymakers make agricultural sustainability a national reality New insight from research across six countries in East and Southeast Asia brings needed clarity to the hazy agricultural and environmental policy atmosphere of the region. A book synthesizing th…
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