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Integrated landscape initiatives for agriculture, livelihoods and ecosystem conservation: An assessment of experiences from South and Southeast Asia

  • Camilla Zanzanaini
  • Binh Thi Trần
  • Chandni Singh
  • Abigail Hart
  • Jeffrey C. Milder
  • Fabrice A.J. DeClerck

Integrated landscape approaches offer a means of integrating policy and practice to ensure equitable and sustainable use of land while strengthening measures to improve environmental conservation,...

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Public-private-civic partnerships for sustainable landscapes

  • Krista Heiner
  • Louise Buck
  • Lee Gross
  • Abigail Hart
  • Nienke Stam

Together with IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, we present a “How to... guide” for promoting effective coordinated private, public and civic sector investments in sustainable natural...

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Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Multi-Stakeholder Platforms in Integrated Landscape Initiatives

  • Koen Kusters
  • Louise Buck
  • Maartje de Graaf
  • Peter Minang
  • Cora van Oosten
  • Roderick Zagt

In this article we propose a participatory method to aid planning, monitoring, and evaluation of multi-stakeholder platforms, and we report on experiences from piloting the method in Ghana and...

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Measuring the effectiveness of landscape approaches to conservation and development

  • Jeffrey Sayer
  • Chris Margules
  • Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono
  • Terry C.H. Sunderland
  • James D. Langston
  • James Reed
  • Rebecca Riggs
  • Louise Buck
  • Bruce M. Campbell
  • Koen Kusters
  • Chris Elliott
  • Peter Minang
  • Allan Dale
  • Herry Purnomo
  • James R. Stevenson
  • Petrus Gunarso
  • Agus Purnomo

This new study addresses a major challenge for integrated landscape management and its advocates: landscape approaches are by nature and necessity long-term engagements, with multiple and shifting...

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Integrated landscape initiatives in Europe

  • María García-Martín
  • Claudia Bieling
  • Abigail Hart
  • Tobias Plieninger

Landscapes are linked to human well-being in a multitude of ways, some of which are challenged by global market forces and traditional management approaches. In response to this situation there has...

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Building local institutional capacity to implement agricultural carbon projects

  • Seth Shames
  • Krista Heiner
  • Martha Kapukha
  • Lillian Kiguli
  • Moses Masiga
  • Pauline Nantongo Kalunda
  • Annet Ssempala
  • John Recha
  • Amos Wekesa

This Participatory Action Research study published in Agriculture & Food Security focuses on two innovative models for smallholder agricultural carbon projects, and investigates how local...

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The Little Sustainable Landscapes Book

  • Louisa Denier
  • Sara Scherr
  • Seth Shames
  • Paul Chatterton
  • Lex Hovani
  • Nienke Stam

The Little Sustainable Landscapes Book aims to clarify and disseminate sustainable landscape management methods, and to catalyse their implementation across private and public sectors worldwide. Also...

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Steps Toward Green

  • Sara Scherr
  • Kedar Mankad
  • Steven M. Jaffee
  • Christine Negra

East and Southeast Asian countries have become some of the world's foremost producers of commodity crops, but growth came at a high environmental cost. In this new book, EcoAgriculture Partners, The...

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Multi-functional landscapes from the grassroots? The role of rural producer movements

  • Abigail Hart
  • Philip McMichael
  • Jeffrey C. Milder
  • Sara Scherr

This paper explores the role and recent evolution of producer movements in influencing multi-functional farm and landscape management, and suggests that producer movements are playing pivotal roles...

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Learning Landscapes

This brief book highlights, in their own words, the achievements of the integrated landscape initiatives brought together in the East African Regional Learning Network of the Landscapes for People,...

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Climate-Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice

This edited volume explores a 'landscape approach' to achieving multiple climate, social, development and environmental objectives.

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Shades of Green

This compendium of short case studies highlights interesting experiences and lessons learned from an array of initiatives aimed at reducing commercial agriculture’s environmental footprint.

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Smallholder Agricultural Carbon Projects in Eastern Africa

  • Seth Shames
  • Krista Heiner
  • Margie Miller
  • Moses Masiga
  • Pauline Nantongo Kalunda
  • Annet Ssempala
  • Lillian Kiguli

The manual was created specifically for use by trainers as part of the Trees for Global Benefits project in Uganda, managed by EcoTrust Uganda, and piloted in Mbale, Uganda, in order to facilitate...

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A Landscape Perspective on Monitoring & Evaluation for Sustainable Land Management

  • Louise Buck
  • Raffaela Kozar
  • John Recha
  • Ayal Desalegn
  • Christopher Planicka
  • Abigail Hart

This manual will aid trainers of sustainable land management (SLM) professionals to organize and conduct effective courses on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) from an integrated landscape management...

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An Agenda for Assessing and Improving Conservation Impacts of Sustainability Standards in Tropical Agriculture

  • Margaret Arbuthnot
  • Sharon E. Brooks
  • Daniele Giovannucci
  • Lee Gross
  • Elizabeth T. Kennedy
  • Kristin Komives
  • Eric F. Lambin
  • Roderick Zagt
  • Audrey Lee
  • Daniel Meyer
  • Peter Newton
  • Ben Phalan
  • Götz Schroth
  • Bambi Semroc
  • Henk Van Rikxoort
  • Michal Zrust

Sustainability standards and certification serve to differentiate and provide market recognition to goods produced in accordance with social and environmental good practices, typically including...

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Integrated landscape management for agriculture, rural livelihoods, and ecosystem conservation

  • Natalia Estrada-Carmona
  • Abigail Hart
  • Celia A. Harvey
  • Fabrice A.J. DeClerck
  • Jeffrey C. Milder

A study of 104 initiatives in 21 countries paints a picture of integrated landscape management in Latin America and the Caribbean. Researchers surveyed participants and managers in integrated...

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Climate-Smart Landscapes: Opportunities and challenges for integrating adaptation and mitigation in tropical agriculture

  • Celia A. Harvey
  • Seth Shames
  • Mario Chacon
  • Camila I. Donatti
  • Eva Garen
  • Eva Wollenberg
  • Lee Hannah
  • Angela Andrade
  • Douglas Brown
  • Lucio Bede
  • Alicia Calle
  • Julian Chara
  • Christopher Clement
  • Elizabeth Gray
  • Minh Ha Hoang
  • Peter Minang
  • Ana Marıa Rodrıguez
  • Christina Seeberg-Elverfeldt
  • Sean Smukler
  • Emmanuel Torquebiau
  • Jacob van Etten
  • Eduardo Somarriba

Tropical agricultural systems can provide both mitigation and adaptation benefits if they are designed and managed appropriately.

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Integrated Landscape Initiatives for African Agriculture, Development, and Conservation

  • Jeffrey C. Milder
  • Abigail Hart
  • Philip Dobie
  • Joshua Minai
  • Christi Zaleski

The authors conducted a systematic review and characterization of integrated landscape approaches in Africa.

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Ten principles for a landscape approach to reconciling agriculture, conservation, and other competing land uses

  • Jeffrey Sayer
  • Terry C.H. Sunderland
  • Cora van Oosten
  • Louise Buck
  • Jaboury Ghazoul
  • Jean-Laurent Pfund
  • Douglas Sheil
  • Erik Meijaard
  • Michelle Venter
  • Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono
  • Michael Day
  • Claude Garcia

This paper outlines the 10 key principles of a landscape approach as it is currently interpreted. These principles emphasize adaptive management, stakeholder involvement, and multiple objectives....

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From Climate Smart Agriculture to Climate Smart Landscapes

From Climate-Smart Agriculture to Climate-Smart Landscapes

  • Sara Scherr
  • Seth Shames
  • Rachel Friedman

This article explains the concept of climate-smart landscapes, enumerates the benefits, identifies key components, and recommends concrete actions to scale them up around the world.

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Agroforesteria en las Americas No. 48

This special issue reports on recent research on biodiversity-ecosystem-livelihood dynamics in pasture-dominated landscapes in the Neotropics. The issue provides a set of evidence on ecoagriculture...

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Anticipating Change: Scenarios as a Tool for Adaptive Forest Management

  • Eva Wollenberg

No one can ever know the future, but we can often better prepare for it. This manual is about how people can use future scenarios to better prepare for change and uncertainty. In the following pages...

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Ecoagriculture and the Collaborative Management of Rural Landscapes

  • Sara Scherr
  • Jeffrey C. Milder
  • Abigail Hart
  • Louise Buck

This paper describes the steps of the collaborative process of rural landscape management as well as five core competencies needed for stakeholders to successfully understand, negotiate, design, and...

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Learning from Landscapes: ArborVitae Special Issue

This arborvitae special reviews best practices in assessing landscape values. It is based upon on-the-ground experiences of the Ecoagriculture Partners Landscape Measures Initiative and IUCN’s...

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Farmer-Led Organizations in Natural Resources Management

The poor in the uplands and mountains of Asia are increasingly becoming the focus of attention in efforts to address resource degradation, insecurity of tenure, cultural isolation, and the...

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Reconciling Agriculture and Wild Biodiversity Conservation

  • Sara Scherr
  • Jeffrey A. McNeely

Solution: Ecoagriculture An essential strategy for conserving wild biodiversity, especially that found in highly populated, poor rural areas around the world, is to convert agriculture that is...

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Ecoagriculture

  • Sara Scherr
  • Jeffrey A. McNeely

A foundational text of EcoAgriculture Partners In Ecoagriculture, two of the world’s leading experts on conservation and development, Jeffrey A. McNeely and Sara J. Scherr, examine the idea...

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