Celebrating the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature (LPFN) initiative, 2011-2020
Landscapes for People, Food and Nature
by mkoningstein
2y ago
On October 8th we celebrated the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature (LPFN) initiative, which is wrapping up after nearly 10 years. The initiative, which began in 2011, has fully achieved its goal of advancing integrated landscape management (ILM) as a means to improve food production, ecosystem conservation and sustainable livelihoods around the world, through international knowledge sharing, dialogue and action. This celebration took place during one of the virtual Landscape Roundtables regularly convened by FAO North America, led by Vimlendra Sharan, and EcoAgriculture Partners, led by ..read more
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Unlocking finance to bolster investments for landscape resilience in Africa: Insights and innovations from the African Landscapes Dialogue
Landscapes for People, Food and Nature
by mkoningstein
3y ago
This blog is the second in the post-African Landscapes Dialogue blog series, highlighting the Thematic Discussions that took place. For the other blogs, please see here. Challenges and opportunities for sustainable landscapes in Africa Mt Kilimanjaro is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and biodiverse features in East Africa. Towering at a height of 5895m above sea level, its three peaks of Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira attract thousands of tourists annually, creating a thriving local and regional economy, infrastructure and employment, benefiting local communities. The ecosystem is also very suita ..read more
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The African Landscapes Dialogue highlights the central role of Local Landscape Champions
Landscapes for People, Food and Nature
by mkoningstein
3y ago
This blog around the thematic discussion of Landscape Convening and Governance is the first one in a series addressing the different thematic discussions that took place during the African Landscapes Dialogue (ALD) in Arusha, Tanzania, last 9-12 November 2019. Imagine a small area of around 10 square kilometers. Now imagine all that lives, grows and moves on this area: people, forest, livestock, wild animals, agricultural products, perhaps a small town with a market. Now imagine an adjacent piece of land, this could be a city. And the next piece could be a protected natural area. And they all ..read more
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The Importance of Dialogue and Innovative Partnerships
Landscapes for People, Food and Nature
by mkoningstein
3y ago
Yesterday, November 12th, Over 150 participants from 18 African countries have come together for the first day of the African Landscapes Dialogue – a gathering of Landscape Leaders from across Africa bound together by a shared vision and responsibility to problem solve collective problems facing the continent and the planet. Opening remarks were given by Stephen Nindi from the National Land Use Planning Commission (NLUPC), Fidelis Mutakyamwila, the Chair of the Board of the National Land Use Planning Commission, and Sara Scherr, the Director-General of EcoAgriculture Partners and the Landscape ..read more
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Strengthening grassroots capacity for locally-led landscape development in Africa
Landscapes for People, Food and Nature
by mkoningstein
3y ago
As national and international programs on sustainable land and water management, climate-smart agriculture and land restoration grow, it is critical to empower and ensure the participation of African landscape leaders in the decision-making and execution of these initiatives. A focus has to be put on sustainable and inclusive development at the local landscape level, integrating across agricultural production, environment and social development sectors. This will require sustained investment in the capacity of African landscape leaders. Therefore, next week (November 12th to 15th), over 150 pa ..read more
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The African Landscapes Dialogue comes to Tanzania
Landscapes for People, Food and Nature
by Louis Wertz
3y ago
We’re gathering landscape leaders from across Africa in Arusha, November 12-15, for peer-to-peer learning and agenda-setting from the grassroots. Dozens of partner organizations are nominating local partners from around the continent to join us in Arusha to strengthen local capacity for integrated landscape management for sustainable rural development in Africa. Meeting restoration targets requires strong landscape-level planning and management 27 Sub-Saharan African countries have pledged to restore, or begin the process of restoring, over 96 million hectares of degraded land on the continent ..read more
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