Louise Buck provides leadership for the generation, analysis and implementation of innovations to integrate agriculture and NRM knowledge, sectors and land uses at landscape scale. Dr. Buck has led EcoAgriculture Partners’ capacity-building work since our founding, developing and piloting training materials to improve leadership, multi-stakeholder facilitation, and technical abilities for integrated landscape leaders around the world.
A Senior Extension Associate with the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University, Louise leads the joint EcoAgriculture Partners-Cornell University Landscape Measures Initiative, and the Cornell Ecoagriculture Working Group. At Cornell she co-instructs cross-disciplinary courses that connect students with real-world problem-solving in integrated landscape initiatives. Her analytic work focusses on building frameworks and practical tools for engaging diverse stakeholders in landscape management around issues and innovations in food and nutrition systems, climate smart agriculture, agroecological practice standards and certifications, land governance and property rights, multi-stakeholder partnership and platforms, monitoring and evaluation and others.
Louise has designed and implemented curricula and courses aimed at building the leadership capacities of farmer and community leaders and development practitioners throughout her career with the Center for International Forestry Research, World Agroforestry Center, CARE, FAO, Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, USAID, The World Bank and other organizations. She holds a PhD from Cornell University in Natural Resources, Adult and Continuing Education and Development Sociology; an MS from Colorado State University in Recreation Resources Planning, Political Science and Rural Sociology and, BS and BA degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder.Contact Louise