Food Security & Natural Resources, Review 2 by Sara Scherr, Ecoagriculture Partners

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Priorities for Public Sector Research on Food Security and Natural Resources, Review 2, Sara Scherr, Ecoagriculture Partners on April 12, 2013 at the Food Security Futures Conference in Dublin, Ireland.

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  • example of place where increasing food production clearly depends on more than good varieties of seed and fertilizer, but also needs landscape management
  •  Diagram of large agricultural landscape showing flows of different ecosystem services (water, GHG, wild species, healthy habitat for people…) and diverse products [did Louise make something like this as background to Botswana meeting with CI?]
  • The Bonn Challenge, the Zero Degradation Challenge, the Zero Hunger Challenge
  • Photos:Honduras, well digging projectCameroon, Gnemuta Market Access projectMbeya, Kenya Spatial Planning Workshop
  • Promote widespread local community adaptation of known practices with synergies for production, natural resources, ecosystem function, local livelihoods.
  • Innovative practitioners and initiatives advancing complex farming and landscape systems need our support.Holistic Management in the Dimbangombe Ranch project, Zimbabwe.Rupa Lake, Nepal (LI-Bird)SABMiller’s brewery and landscape, Bogota, Colombia. Case study in the business case work. Photo is by Foto Rudolf, rudolf.com
  • Focus and frame advanced science on multi-functional farm and landscape systems.Seed bank photo from Neil Palmer and CIATUSFWS doing water quality monitoringREDD+ project readiness in Aceh, Indonesia
  • Food Security & Natural Resources, Review 2 by Sara Scherr, Ecoagriculture Partners

    1. 1. Food Security and Sustainable Resource Use:CommentsSara J. Scherr, President, EcoAgriculture PartnersFood Security Futures: Research Priorities for the 21st CenturyDublin, Ireland – 11-12 April 2013
    2. 2. Securing Food Supply in the 21st Century:Beyond Field-Scale Productivity
    3. 3. More than Food: Societal Demands fromAgricultural Landscapes
    4. 4. Beyond Resource Use Efficiency:Negotiating Whole Landscape System Efficiency
    5. 5. From Diagnosis to Solutions:Pathways to Transform Agriculture
    6. 6. An Explosion of Innovation on the Ground
    7. 7. www.landscapes.ecoagriculture.org
    8. 8. Ongoing Integrated Agriculture Landscape Initiatives Latin America & Caribbean Sub-Saharan Africa# Integrated Landscape 104 87Initiatives Identified# Countries Represented 21 33Most Common Motivations Biodiversity Conservation, Biodiversity and Naturalfor Stakeholder Reducing Natural Resource Resource ConservationCollaboration DegradationAverage # Stakeholders 11 9+Involved in Initiative (farmers, local government, (local/district government,(primary stakeholders) NGOs) NGOs, producer groups)Core Investment Domains Institutional planning & Institutional planning & coordination, Agricultural coordination; Conservation; production, Conservation & Agricultural production Livelihoods Milder, et al. Unpublished Data
    9. 9. Agroecological Practices that Generate Both High Yields andEcosystem ServicesEcosystem Conservation Holistic Organic Precision System ofService Agriculture Grazing Agriculture Agriculture Rice IntensificationNumber of studies that indicate positive, neutral or negative outcomes for select system & service combinations. + = - + = - + = - + = - + = -Pest 1 2 4 7 6ControlSoil Fertility 14 2 4 4 3 3 55 8 1 1 12 2 1& StructureNutrient 6 1 2 2 1 1 23 39 5 12 2CyclingWild 3 11 23 1 2BiodiversityErosion 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 1ControlH20 qual. & 16 2 2 1 1 9 52 2quant. Garbach, et al. 2012. ‘An Assessment of the Multi-Functionality oftotal # of studies reviewed = 219 Agroecological Intensification.’ EcoAgriculture Partners: Washington, DC.
    10. 10. Restoring Ecosystem Function in Agricultural Landscapes
    11. 11. Farmers Mobilizing for Land Stewardship,Production and Market Access
    12. 12. WorkingTogether:OvercomingFragmentationand InstitutionalSilos
    13. 13. 1) Promote Adoption of Known Best Practices(short-term)
    14. 14. 2) Support Initiatives Advancing Multi-ObjectiveFarms and Landscapes (medium-term)
    15. 15. 3) Focus Advanced Science on Multi-Functional Systems (long-term)
    16. 16. Thank youwww.ecoagriculture.orglandscapes.ecoagriculture.org
    17. 17. Thank You!www.ecoagriculture.orgwww.landscapes.ecoagriculture.org

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