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Ampliando la Inversión y el Financiamiento para la Gestión Integrada del Paisaje: Desafíos e Innovaciones

  • Seth Shames
  • Sara Scherr

Para alcanzar los ODS, se necesitan nuevos modelos de inversión y financiación que no solo incentiven la ampliación de la inversión en agricultura sostenible y gestión de la tierra, sino que lo...

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Frameworks for Integrating Conservation and Development Approaches and Scaling Impact

  • Louise Buck
  • Sara Scherr

This report synthesizes strategic lessons from the CARE-WWF Alliance’s recent decade of programming in Mozambique, Nepal and Tanzania, and proposes generic frameworks to help guide future...

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Exploring Property Rights and Tenure in Integrated Landscape Management

  • Louise Buck
  • Sara Scherr
  • Barbara Chami
  • Melissa Goldman
  • Ted Lawrence
  • Jefferson Mecham
  • Ellen Nevers
  • Ryan Thomas

Social-ecological landscapes comprise multiple ecological niches and land uses, as well as diverse, and often overlapping, jurisdictions for land and resource management which can pose particular...

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Spatial modelling of participatory landscape scenarios

  • Johan Meijer
  • Sara Scherr
  • Seth Shames
  • Paul Giesen

Spatially explicit modeling tools can be helpful in participatory scenario development with stakeholders from multiple sectors. In a set of three case studies by PBL and EcoAgriculture Partners, this...

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The African Landscapes Action Plan, Phase 2

From March sixth to ninth, 2017, 140 ILM practitioners, farmers, researchers, policymakers, and finance, business, and community leaders – 113 from 16 African countries and 27 from the United...

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Business for Sustainable Landscapes

  • Sara Scherr
  • Seth Shames
  • Lee Gross
  • Maria Ana Borges
  • Gerard Bos
  • André Brasser

This report draws widely from the diverse experience of landscape partnerships to analyze the challenges and opportunities for businesses and their partners, and lays out critical actions needed by...

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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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Public Policy Guidelines for Integrated Landscape Management

  • Seth Shames
  • Krista Heiner
  • Sara Scherr

National and sub-national policies that create the enabling conditions for integrated landscape management still need to be put in place in most areas of the world. Thankfully, policymakers have a...

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Landscape Partnerships for Sustainable Development

To achieve the SDGs by 2030 will require a radically different paradigm of development than was applied to the Millennium Development Goals. A new approach that breaks down sectoral barriers,...

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Scaling Up Investment & Finance for Integrated Landscape Management: Challenges & Innovations

  • Seth Shames
  • Sara Scherr

To achieve the SDGs, new models of investment and finance are needed that not only incentivize the scaling up of investment in sustainable agriculture and land management, but do so in strategic ways...

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African Agribusiness Needs and Opportunities Assessment

  • Abigail Hart
  • Lee Gross

This document reports on a collaborative, stakeholder-engaged assessment of the resources that are needed to build capacities for meaningful private sector engagement in integrated landscape...

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The Landscape Approach For Sustainability in African Agribusiness

  • Lee Gross
  • Louis Wertz

The booklet was designed for leaders of African agriculture, food and beverage companies, and for the civil society and government land managers working to engage them. It offers cases of...

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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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Managing for Resilience

  • Louise Buck
  • Ian D. Bailey

To strengthen food security and livelihoods, programs must help vulnerable communities build socially and ecologically resilient landscapes. Landscape-scale management of socio-ecological systems...

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The African Landscapes Action Plan

In July 2014, nearly 200 highly regarded experts, practitioners and policy makers from across Africa and around the world came together over three days to synthesize lessons learned from research and...

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Participatory Land Use Planning to Support Tanzanian Farmer and Pastoralist Investment

  • Abigail Hart
  • Elly Tumsifu
  • Winnie Nguni
  • John Recha
  • Zacharia Malley
  • Rodgers Masha
  • Louise Buck

Certified village lands source of food security in Tanzania The food security of more than 80% of Tanzania’s population and the country’s economic growth depend on family farming on certified...

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Toward Viable Landscape Governance Systems

  • Raffaela Kozar
  • Louise Buck
  • Edmund G. Barrow
  • Terry C.H. Sunderland
  • Delia E. Catacutan
  • Christopher Planicka
  • Abigail Hart
  • Louise Willemen

This collection of innovations, lessons, and emerging good practices from the growing community of landscape leaders and practitioners provides the practical elements needed to co-design effective...

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Transforming Markets for Conservation

  • Kedar Mankad
  • Christine Negra
  • Lee Gross

Increasing awareness, support, and adoption of biodiversity-friendly BMPs across agricultural commodity value chains represents an important mechanism for conserving biodiversity globally. By...

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Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment: Review of Financing Institutions and Mechanisms

  • Margot Hill Clarvis

As the economic impacts of climate related risks grow and the limitations of public finance are ever more apparent, both the risk burden and investment requirements for climate smart investment are...

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Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment

  • Seth Shames
  • Margot Hill Clarvis
  • Gabrielle Kissinger

How do landscape initiatives find the financial support they need to get started, maintain operations, and improve outcomes? Who is investing in landscape management now, and what are the barriers to...

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City Regions as Landscapes for People, Food and Nature

  • Thomas Forster
  • Arthur Getz Escudero

It's time to think 'outside the urban box’. This report challenges urban planners and rural development professionals alike to see the clear connections between their work, and realize the mutual...

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Six Opportunities to Green Agricultural Production in the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)

  • Jeffrey C. Milder
  • Louise Buck
  • Abigail Hart
  • Seth Shames
  • Sara Scherr
  • Raffaela Kozar

Presenting six Agriculture Green Growth (AGG) opportunity analyses that assess some of the ‘best bet’ AGG strategies discussed by participants of the Green Growth Leaders Workshop.

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Applying an Agriculture Green Growth Approach in the SAGCOT Clusters

  • Abigail Hart
  • Louise Buck

As part of the Greenprint development process, a more in-depth assessment of AGG opportunities was undertaken in three of the SAGCOT Clusters, Kilombero, Iheni and Mbarali. This document reports on...

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A Framework for Agriculture Green Growth

  • Louise Buck
  • Abigail Hart
  • Sara Scherr
  • Seth Shames

A different future for the Southern Corridor is possible, one that develops southern Tanzania into a major regional food producer and engine of national economic development, dramatically reduces...

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A Vision for Agriculture Green Growth in the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT)

  • Sara Scherr
  • Louise Buck
  • Abigail Hart
  • Seth Shames

Our Framework for Agriculture Green Growth in SAGCOT (the ‘Greenprint’) refines the SAGCOT strategy to promote development in the Corridor that is environmentally sustainable, socially equitable...

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Green Growth Opportunities for Businesses and Investors

  • Seth Shames
  • Sara Scherr
  • Rachel Friedman

This report supplements the findings of the Greenprint to describe innovative ‘business as unusual’ opportunities specifically framed for business leaders, developers and investors. It also...

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Biodiversity Implications of a Sustainability Standard for Sugarcane

  • IUCN Global Business and Biodiversity Programme (GBBP)

As part of its sustainability initiatives, Raízen, a joint venture company between Shell and Cosan and Brazil’s largest producer of sugarcane-based ethanol, has committed to implement the Bonsucro...

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Reducing Risk: Landscape Approaches to Sustainable Sourcing – Scoping Study

  • Gabrielle Kissinger
  • André Brasser
  • Lee Gross

This report shares initial outcomes of a comprehensive global scoping of integrated landscape approaches, exploring the rationales (why) and modes (how) companies use to pursue landscape approaches....

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Reducing Risk: Landscape Approaches to Sustainable Sourcing

  • Gabrielle Kissinger
  • André Brasser
  • Lee Gross

Climate change, ecosystem degradation, and increasing competition over limited resources pose significant risks to agrifood businesses. In this report, LPFN looks at what agribusinesses stand to gain...

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The Davis Statement

Over 300 participants from 35 countries, representing scientific institutions, universities, multilateral organizations, governments, international organizations, farmers’ organizations, the...

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Investing in Trees and Landscape Restoration in Africa

  • Peter Dewees
  • Frank Place
  • Sara Scherr
  • Chris Buss

This paper investigates tree-based and other land management technologies for restoration and livelihood, private market incentives within landscape restoration goals and identifies opportunities for...

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Institutional innovations in African smallholder carbon projects

  • Seth Shames
  • Louise Buck
  • Eva Wollenberg
  • Patti Kristjanson
  • Moses Masiga
  • Byamukama Biryahwaho

African agricultural carbon project characteristics This paper synthesizes the insights of six African agricultural carbon project case studies and identifies institutional innovations among these...

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Food and Agriculture: The future of sustainability

  • Daniele Giovannucci
  • Sara Scherr
  • Jeffrey C. Milder
  • Danielle Nierenberg
  • Charlotte Hebebrand
  • Julie Shapiro
  • Keith Wheeler

On our current trajectory, severe disruptions to national and regional food systems are highly likely to happen - the main question is when. This report, commissioned by the UN DESA as a strategic...

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Realizing the Satoyama Vision in Project Landscapes

  • Abigail Hart

This workshop marks the inception of the UNDP project COMDEKS– Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative. Stemming from a unique partnership between the Ministry of...

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Innovations in Market-Based Watershed Conservation in the United States

  • Terhi Majanen
  • Jeffrey C. Milder
  • Rachel Friedman

This study surveyed new or emerging PWS project models in order to understand their scale, characteristics, and future potential. Findings from the survey are examined in the report. Further details...

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Buyer, Regulator, and Enabler – The Government’s Role in Ecosystem Services Markets

  • Sara Scherr
  • Michael T. Bennett

China's fast-paced economic growth during the past three decades has greatly multiplied the environmental challenges faced by policy makers at all levels of government, increasing pressures on...

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Common Ground, Common Future

  • Sara Scherr
  • Jeffrey A. McNeely

Agriculture v. Conservation? Much of Earth’s biodiversity is at risk. The areas that are home to the greatest numbers of at-risk species are also home to large numbers of rural people, many of them...

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