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From Concept to Action: Comparing experiences
and lessons learned from 191 Integrated Landscape
Initiatives in Latin Ameri...
landscapes.ecoagriculture.org
Objective: To catalyze scaling up of integrated
landscape management (ILM), for:
● Climate-resilient, diversified
agricult...
Continental Reviews of Integrated Landscape
Initiatives (ILIs) in Africa and Latin America
● Context
● Motivations and Obj...
Geographic distribution of surveyed ILIs
in Africa
Complete
documentation from
87 landscape initiatives
in 33 countries

1...
Key Findings of the Africa Review
What is motivating ILIs? - More than 8 objectives on average
● Reducing natural resource...
Key Findings of the Africa Review
Investments in agroforestry
● 46 ILIs invested directly in
agroforestry, and
agroforestr...
How is landscape coordination achieved?
Capacity building activities to help communities and
stakeholders conduct integrat...
Most successful aspects of the initiatives
Success factors
● Specific, tangible outcomes
● Improvements in capacity, knowl...
Geographic distribution of surveyed ILIs
in Latin America

Complete
documentation from
104 landscape initiatives
in 21 cou...
Key Findings of the LAC Review
What is motivating ILIs? - More than 9 objectives on
average
●Reducing natural resource deg...
Key Findings of the LAC Review
Investments in agroforestry
● 61 ILIs invested directly in
agroforestry, and
agroforestry w...
Key Findings of the LAC Review
• Multi objective - greater numbers of investments were
associated with higher numbers of o...
Conclusions
● ILIs are investing across 4 “domains”: agricultural
production, ecosystem conservation, human
livelihoods, a...
Conclusions
● Africa - landscape approaches were most commonly
rooted in conservation objectives, underwritten by
external...
What’s next?
● In-depth interviews with ILI leaders and stakeholder
groups in Africa, coming in 2014
● Continental review ...
For more information contact: ahart@ecoagriculture.org

THANKS!
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  • The studies I’ll be talking about are part of a global initiative called the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative. The ten co-organizers provide the core support for the initiative, with more than 20 strategic partners that support the work of the initiative through 6 working groups.
  • The overarching objective of the LPFN is to catalyze scaling up of ILM globally, for a whole range of outcomes, but especially for the following outcomes. (click) the Global Review is was one of our first commitments under LPFN to clarify the state of integrated landscape approaches. The two studies I’ll be present on today fall under this larger umbrella of the Global review to characterize the initiatives that are currently engaged in ILM.
  • The list on the left outlines the areas covered by the survey questions, the list on the right briefly describes what the method used for each of the two phases of research
  • These are the different investments/activities in planning and coordination. You can see that capacity building and technical assistance are common, as well as horizontal coordination, but vertical coordination is not that common. Also, see the creation of new coordinating bodies… see more on next slide
  • Specific, tangible outcomes (e.g., formation of new protected areas, rehabilitation of degraded land, increased yields, income, or food security)Improvements in capacity, knowledge, and governance (e.g., awareness raising on key issues, capacity building for local landscape management, new plans or agreements for land / resource management)
  • Photo: agroforestry in Chiquitano model forest
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    1. 1. From Concept to Action: Comparing experiences and lessons learned from 191 Integrated Landscape Initiatives in Latin America and Africa Jeffrey C. Milder, Abigail K. Hart, Natalia Estrada-Carmona, Fabrice A.J. DeClerck, Celia A. Harvey, Philip Dobie, Joshua Minai, Christi Zaleski February 2014
    2. 2. landscapes.ecoagriculture.org
    3. 3. Objective: To catalyze scaling up of integrated landscape management (ILM), for: ● Climate-resilient, diversified agricultural production ● Secure access to food, fuel, fiber ● Rural livelihoods and culture ● Biodiversity ● Watershed functions ● Terrestrial climate mitigation Global Review
    4. 4. Continental Reviews of Integrated Landscape Initiatives (ILIs) in Africa and Latin America ● Context ● Motivations and Objectives ● Stakeholder groups ● Activities and Investments ● Outcomes ● Opportunities and constraints Phase 1 ● Online survey Phase 2 ● In-depth interviews
    5. 5. Geographic distribution of surveyed ILIs in Africa Complete documentation from 87 landscape initiatives in 33 countries 1 15
    6. 6. Key Findings of the Africa Review What is motivating ILIs? - More than 8 objectives on average ● Reducing natural resource degradation, sustainable land management and biodiversity conservation (78-79%) ● Enhancing food security (60%) ● Improving crop productivity (52%) Who’s involved – more than 9 stakeholder groups on average ● In the landscape – Government, producer groups, potentially marginalized groups ● From outside the landscape – Government, NGOs, other international
    7. 7. Key Findings of the Africa Review Investments in agroforestry ● 46 ILIs invested directly in agroforestry, and agroforestry was supported in another 12 ILIs by other actors in the landscape ●ILIs that invested in agroforestry reported a higher number of outcomes on average
    8. 8. How is landscape coordination achieved? Capacity building activities to help communities and stakeholders conduct integrated, landscape-scale… Technical assistance to support integrated, landscapescale management Dialogue and mediation of conflicts among local communities or resource users Creation of new landscape coordinating bodies Core Supporting Activities to strengthen existing coordination bodies (e.g., inter-jurisdictional councils, public-private… Dialogue and mediation of conflicts between local, national and international communities or… 0% 50% 100% Percent of surveyed initiatives
    9. 9. Most successful aspects of the initiatives Success factors ● Specific, tangible outcomes ● Improvements in capacity, knowledge, and governance Limiting factors ● ● ● ● Lack of sufficient and sustainable sources of funding Infrastructure for transport and storage, as well as market access Policies and laws that hinder integrated landscape management Key stakeholders, mainly specific government and private sector entities, were missing from planning and coordination processes
    10. 10. Geographic distribution of surveyed ILIs in Latin America Complete documentation from 104 landscape initiatives in 21 countries 75 leaders interviewed from 23 ILIs
    11. 11. Key Findings of the LAC Review What is motivating ILIs? - More than 9 objectives on average ●Reducing natural resource degradation, sustainable land management and biodiversity conservation (65-80%) ●Reducing negative impacts of agriculture (52%) ●Enhancing food security and improving crop productivity (38%) Who’s involved ● more than 11 stakeholder groups on average ●4 sectors on average – natural resources, agriculture, forestry, tourism
    12. 12. Key Findings of the LAC Review Investments in agroforestry ● 61 ILIs invested directly in agroforestry, and agroforestry was supported in another 16 ILIs by other actors in the landscape ●ILIs that invested in agroforestry reported higher outcomes on average
    13. 13. Key Findings of the LAC Review • Multi objective - greater numbers of investments were associated with higher numbers of outcomes • Initiatives with more years of experience reported higher numbers of sectors involved and outcomes • Initiatives with a greater number of participating stakeholder groups reported greater numbers of investments and outcomes • Key challenges: limited funding, short-term funding and intermittent or low stakeholder participation over the long term
    14. 14. Conclusions ● ILIs are investing across 4 “domains”: agricultural production, ecosystem conservation, human livelihoods, and institutional planning and coordination ● Initiatives reported positive outcomes across all 4 domains, especially in institutional planning and coordination ● Landscape approaches appear to be contributing to building local foundations for adaptive management and resource governance via: ● platforms for stakeholder coordination and negotiation ● improved inter-sectoral alignment ● empowerment of women and local communities
    15. 15. Conclusions ● Africa - landscape approaches were most commonly rooted in conservation objectives, underwritten by external funding, and often engaged local governments in a superficial way ● LAC - wider range of entry points and objectives, more robust local participation, and greater evidence of supportive policies and platforms ● Common key challenges identified by survey respondents: ● long time horizon required to achieve results at scale ● unsupportive policy frameworks ● difficulty in engaging the private sector and other important stakeholders
    16. 16. What’s next? ● In-depth interviews with ILI leaders and stakeholder groups in Africa, coming in 2014 ● Continental review of integrated landscape initiatives in three sub-regions in Asia: Mekong basin, Indonesia/Malaysia, and South Asia ● Cross-continental synthesis of ILI experiences
    17. 17. For more information contact: ahart@ecoagriculture.org THANKS!
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