The landscape approach has increasingly been promoted as a new perspective on addressing global challenges at a local level. In the face of increasing and competing claims to the land and the exhaustion of natural resources, planners, scientists and policymakers have come to realize the limitations of sectoral approaches. Integrated landscape level considerations have begun to supersede those restricted to, for instance, water, forests, farming and development programmes.
Given this interest, and the potential impacts of such initiatives, it is important to learn from the many practical experiences in applying integrated landscape management throughout the world. This issue of ETFRN News 56, ‘Towards productive landscapes’, brings together 29 papers by practitioners from all over the world who highlight the successes and challenges of applying landscape approaches.
Jointly, the articles explore: the role of forests in mosaic landscapes; governance arrangements at the landscape scale; and key factors contributing to success in landscape management
|Title of host publication||Towards productive Landscapes|
|Editors||J. Chavez-Tafur, R. Zagt|
|Place of Publication||Wageningen, the Netherlands|
|Number of pages||224|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Publisher||European Tropical Forest Research Network|