A landscape (approach) portrait of Africa

Northwestern Rwanda. Photo by Neil Palmer (CIAT)

Northwestern Rwanda. Photo by Neil Palmer (CIAT)

A study of 87 integrated landscape initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa suggests investing in several forms of capacity development and involving women will increase the likelihood of achieving positive outcomes.

Interest in managing landscapes in Africa as a whole has increased considerably in the past 5 years, and a new analysis of such approaches indicates they may be able realize several different objectives at the same time. Some of these objectives, such as agriculture and conservation or livelihoods and conservation, were previously considered mutually incompatible.

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Kate Langford

Kate Langford is a consultant writer with close to 20 years’ experience in communicating natural resource, environmental and land management issues for various government and non-government organizations. She previously worked as Communications Specialist for the World Agroforestry Centre in Kenya and has worked in Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam and Australia. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Scientific Communication.

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