Landscapes For Our Future
Land provides essential ecosystem services to both people and planet. But growing demand for food, fuel, fibre and timber is driving competition for land and degradation of resources, leading to global deforestation, climate change, social conflict, inequality and biodiversity loss. This poses a serious challenge to achieving development within planetary boundaries. Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) aims to tackle these challenges.

Featured Events

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16 Oct – 20 Oct 2023

Global Summit and Knowledge Exchange

The one week event gathered project teams from each region to share lessons learned, focus on key capacity gaps and shine light on innovative solutions found across the programme. The event was attended by global experts on a variety of topics and was filled with engaging and focused capacity development workshops to enable our programme teams to better orient their programing for more polycentric governance, participation and equity.

Nairobi, Kenya
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06 Jul 2023

Criteria, Indicators & Tools for Integrated Landscape Management

In our second Landscape Learning Series event, we discussed a global review of Criteria, Indicators and Tools for ILM. The session featured presentations from Delia Catacutan of Landscapes For Our Future, Arturo Tovar from LandScale and Louise Buck 1000 Landscapes For 1 Billion People and their innovative monitoring tools and frameworks for landscape approaches.


Today, sectors such as agriculture and forestry are a leading driver of greenhouse gas emissions and degradation around the world. To accommodate the needs of growing populations, these sectors are facing increasing competition for land and resources. The Landscapes For Our Future programme aims to provide innovative solutions to such challenges by supporting 22 Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) projects across 19 countries and 3 sub-regions throughout the Global South.

The ILM approaches adopted by these 22 projects are showing great promise in helping manage competing land uses and reconcile fragmented public policies. ILM is integral to the European Union’s (EU) ambitious post-2020 biodiversity and food systems agendas and its commitment to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, helping support an inclusive green recovery consistent with the EU Green Deal. Adoption of ILM approaches ensures the interests of all those who use the land, from farmers to herders to animals, tourists and conservationists are expressly accounted for. Each group benefits from land and its resources in unique ways, but their needs must be aligned and coordinated from the community to the national level. By facilitating dialogue, planning and implementation across sectors, scales and stakeholders, ILM approaches contribute to more effective management of the socio-environmental conflicts that threaten the resilience of vulnerable ecosystems and peoples.

The Landscapes For Our Future programme will until 2025 help design and implement sustainability solutions to context-specific land-use challenges in each of the supported countries, focusing specifically on three thematic areas: (1) food and nutrition security, job creation and resilient and sustainable agriculture; (2) climate change mitigation and adaptation; and (3) biodiversity, land and forest ecosystems conservation, restoration and sustainable use.

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Where we work

Countries/sub-regional projects

The Landscapes for Our Future project is providing support to 22 Integrated Land Management (ILM) across 19 countries and 3 sub-regions throughout the Global South.