ILM Provides Solutions to the World's Most Daunting Challenges

EcoAgriculture Partners is dedicated to tackling the world's most complex challenges by reimagining how we manage landscapes. With a deep understanding of the intricate connections between human activities and nature, we strive to create holistic solutions that simultaneously address social, economic, and environmental aspects. By breaking down silos across sectors and fostering collaboration, we are driving transformative change at local, regional, and global scales. Through our pioneering research, we are advancing the frontiers of integrated landscape management. Through our unique position as an action research center, we uncover innovative approaches to balance agricultural productivity, conservation, and sustainable development and then sow those ideas worldwide. We work hand in hand with landscape leaders, policymakers, scientists, and communities to co-create and implement effective strategies that unlock the full potential of landscapes.

From empowering rural communities to promoting resilient food systems and safeguarding biodiversity, our efforts are reshaping the future of our planet. Join us as we pave the way for a sustainable and prosperous world for all. Together, we can build thriving landscapes and communities.


Climate Change

Integrated landscape management holds immense potential for climate change mitigation and adaptation. By strategically managing land and resources as parts of a whole, we can enhance carbon sequestration, restore ecosystems, and build climate resilience at meaningful scales. Integrated approaches foster sustainable practices that protect communities, promote biodiversity, and contribute to a better future in a changing world.


Integrated landscape management is crucial in combating mass extinctions and biodiversity loss. By considering the interconnectedness of species and their habitats in the web of life, we can restore ecosystems, protect endangered species, and promote ecological balance. Integrated approaches foster sustainable land-use practices that safeguard biodiversity, preserving our planet's rich natural heritage for future generations.


Food and Agricultural Systems

Our food systems are plagued by unsustainable production, distribution, and waste issues. Solutions must offer benefits across the value chain, including to the farmers who they will impact and who are central to implementing them. Integrated landscape management provides significant potential to enhance agriculture and food systems. By optimizing land use, promoting sustainable practices, and fostering collaboration among stakeholders, we can improve agricultural productivity, increase food security, and ensure the long-term viability of farming communities. Integrated approaches create resilient and sustainable food systems for a well-nourished and thriving future.

Livelihoods and Poverty

Rural communities are often left out of policy decision-making that impacts land-use regulations and their own livelihoods. By promoting sustainable agriculture, enhancing access to markets, and empowering local communities, integrated landscape management creates economic opportunities, improves livelihoods, and reduces dependency on fragile ecosystems. Integrated approaches foster inclusive development, lifting rural populations from poverty and fostering thriving communities.


I can see a world of resilient and sustainable landscapes that support healthy people; thriving livelihoods; restored biodiversity, ecosystems and climate stability; and abundant food and forest products grown in harmony with nature.

Sara Scherr
President and CEO