How to invest in Integrated Landscape Management

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Date: 14 Jul 2015
Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Intercontinental Hotel, Meeting Room 3, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Integration and coordination is critical to ensure the successful implementation and finance of sustainable development, especially for agriculture and land use. Multi-stakeholder partnerships are most effective at landscape scale, where land use decisions clearly have interrelated impacts on the performance of ecosystems and economies. One example of a multi-stakeholder partnership at the landscape level that will support an integrated and coordinated approach to achieving multiple SDGs is called Integrated Landscape Initiatives. These initiatives are defined by inclusive, partici­patory, and collaborative resource governance. They ensure that local priorities guide project selection, that there are clear mechanisms for resolving resource conflicts, and that investors and landscape stakeholders can capture synergies from coordination. Investing in multi-stakeholder integrated landscape initiatives is relatively inexpensive when one considers the long-term impacts that sound policies and strategies to imple­ment sustainable agriculture and food systems, achieve food security, and improve nutrition can have not only on poverty eradication and ending hunger, but also on rural development, climate change, biodiversity, natural resource management, and gender equality.

This meeting will provide an opportunity for Member State representatives and other stakeholders to learn more about, exchange views on, and ask questions about investing in Integrated Landscape Initiatives, and to explore how these initiatives might be used as a means of implementation for the SDGs in the post-2015 development agenda.

For further information see the Event Description and Agenda

Hosted by Biovision, Millennium Institute, IFAD, EcoAgriculture, LPFN