Implementing Agenda 2030 in Food and Agriculture: Accelerating Policy Impact through Cross-Sectoral Coordination at the Country Level

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development emphasizes the interconnectedness of global challenges and the need for cross-sectoral collaboration. However, there is limited guidance on how to integrate such approaches into national and sub-national planning. This paper aims to provide indicative approaches for working across sectors to address complex issues related to sustainable food and nutrition, agriculture, and natural resources. It offers insights on cross-sectoral coordination at the country level, identifies factors that facilitate it, and explores the role of multistakeholder collaboration in supporting coordination. Drawing on literature and country studies, the analysis focuses on initial conditions, enabling factors, governance arrangements, and processes for effective cross-sectoral coordination.

Beyond ecology: ecosystem restoration as a process for social-ecological transformation

This paper examines the importance of an adaptive and iterative, social-ecological approach that values all stakeholders and their opinions to ensure success in ecosystem restoration.
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Published by Elsevier

Collaborative action mechanisms for forest positive agricultural commodities: impact of the Good Growth Partnership

Working simultaneously on production, demand, and finance, in Brazil, Paraguay, Indonesia and Liberia, the Good Growth Partnership (GGP) enables sustainable development in three global commodity supply chains: soy, beef, and palm oil. This Impact Brief covers the work of GGP in enabling national and subnational collaborative action mechanisms to reduce deforestation in Indonesia, Liberia, and Paraguay.
Published in evidensia

That old Little Sustainable Landscapes Book

Here’s a little something that’s nourished our minds around ILM in the past. Is this oldie still a goodie?

Published back in 2015, The Little Sustainable Landscapes Book remains a piece of our mosaic of understanding – a foundational volume by thinkers that remain very much remain engaged in the landscape space today.

Of course, our thinking on Integrated Landscape Management has advanced plenty over these past seven years: from a biophysical, technocratic and top-down approach to one that has more organic origins but is also more ambiguous and complexity-embracing. 

Download it in English, French, Indonesian, Spanish or Bahasa here. 

This book aims to demystify and share best practices of integrated landscape management as a holistic approach to reconcile the sometimes-competing objectives of economic development and environmental sustainability. The book highlights how integrated landscape management can be a useful tool to support local needs and priorities, while also contributing to ambitious global goals, such as the SDGs.

The book outlines the key elements that form the basis of integrated landscape management, and the tools that can be used for its implementation. It examines the broader governance, market and finance catalysts that can help to achieve sustainable landscapes. It concludes with a set of key recommendations for action to advance the effective use of integrated landscape management around the world.


What have you learned from this publication? What do you think has changed since it was published?