Integrated landscape management (ILM) can be used in countless ecosystems to address a variety of needs. But there is a special challenge and imperative to build socio-ecologically resilient landscapes in áreas where chronic food insecurity is deeply connected with resource risk and degradation. I encourage ILM leaders to consider more explicitly elements of ILM that can enhance food security for the most vulnerable in their landscapes.
By: Louise E. Buck and Ian D. Bailey.
The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature. 2014
By tapping into the multitude of climate-friendly farming practices that already exist, agriculture can continue to supply food for the human population, as well as income for the world’s 1.3 billion farmers. Climate-friendly agriculture also can play a critical role in the global reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the mitigation of climate change.
By: Laura Reynolds and Danielle Nierenberg
Worldwatch Institute 2012
The Guide provides users with resources and participatory action research tools for collecting, analysing and sharing gender-sensitive information about agricultural communities, households and individuals who are facing climate changes.
Human well-being is wrapped up with how food is produced. Ingenious systems were developed over the past century to supply food, with remarkable reliability, to a good portion of the world’s 6.7 billion people. But these systems need a fundamental restructuring over the next few decades to establish sustainable food systems that both slow and are resilient to climate change.
By: Sara J. Scherr and Sajal Sthapit
Worldwatch Institute 2009