Strengthening Landscape Partnerships: A “game changing” solution for the United Nations Food System Summit? - Shared screen with speaker view
Ahdi Mohammed, FAO North America
Welcome to the FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Independent Dialogue for the United Nations Food System Summit: Strengthening Landscape Partnerships: A “game-changing” solution?Thank you for joining us today! To see the program and bios, visit: https://bit.ly/3szxmYzJoin the conversation on Twitter using #LandscapeRT. This session is also be livestreamed on Twitter on @FAONorthAmerica account.Please use the chat box to share your comments and resources. For questions, please use the Q & A box.
Gabriel Laizer
Speaking NOW: Vimlendra Sharan is the Director of the FAO Liaison Office for North America. Mr. Sharan brings with him more than two decades of national and international government leadership experience focusing on rural development, agriculture and food security issues. Mr. Sharan has worked with the Indian Government extensively in rural and tribal areas of Maharashtra and has also been actively involved in agriculture and food policy formulation working with the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare in New Delhi.He comes to Washington from his previous posting as Permanent Representative of India to the Rome based UN Agencies where he served as the Vice President of the World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board, Chairman of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Evaluation Committee, Asia Group representative on FAO Programme Committee, and a member of the FAO Council.
Amber Lane
Retro-new....look back to move ahead. Local/indigenous/seasonal always feed the people. Game changing solution - it is not about making money, it is always about feeding people culturally appropriate foods. Three sister garden principles always.
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Speaking NOW: Sara Scherr is an agricultural and natural resource economist specializing in land management policy in tropical developing countries. She has been a prominent voice globally in promoting the restoration of degraded agricultural lands for food security and rural livelihoods, and is a leading innovator in integrated landscape management. She is an expert in the economics of sustainable agriculture and agroforestry and the design of payments to farmers and farming communities for ecosystem stewardship. She founded EcoAgriculture Partners in 2002, and in 2011 co-founded the global Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative.She serves on the U.S. board of the international agricultural biodiversity research organization Bioversity International, on the advisory boards of Food Tank, the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research, and the UN Agri-food Task Force, and on the board of U.S. non-profit Solutions from the Land.
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
SPEAKERS BIO’s- http://bit.ly/Bios330
Seth Shames, EcoAgriculture Partners
Please share in the chat any questions or suggestions you have related to the Food System Summit.
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Speaking now: Martin Frick is the Deputy of the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Food System Summit 2021. He served before as the Senior Director of UN Climate Change where he was overseeing the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the secretariat's Climate Action work. As programme director for former Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Foundation, he developed the founding narrative of climate justice. He previously served as Director for Climate Change at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He was the German representative for human rights and humanitarian affairs at the UN General Assembly and served as the European Union’s lead negotiator in the establishment of the UN Human Rights Council. As Ambassador to the international organizations based in Germany, he helped building up the UN’s sustainability hub in Bonn. He holds a PhD in Law from Regensburg University and was a guest lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
You can also add to the conversation on twitter using the hashtag: #LandscapeRT #FoodSystems
Sara Scherr, EcoAgriculture
Hello everyone. I am so happy to have you with us today. For more information about EcoAgriculture Partners, you can see www.ecoagriculture.org. Also you can find out about the 'radical collaboration' EcoAg is convening - 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People, at landscapes.global. All working together to strengthen Landscape Partnerships.
Amber Lane
Amber lane, Seneca nation ... indigenous steward. Do decisions benefit all people? Are those decisions sustainable for 7 generations? Looking for the integration of natural solutions first (free) and technology (maps updates for treaties and indigenous nation/food systems, games to educate).
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Hi everyone, you are invited you to share your comments and relevant links or publications in the “CHAT” at the bottom of your Zoom.
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Speaking now: Joao Campari has over 25 years of experience in international development. Currently, Joao is Global Leader of WWF's Food Practice, leading the Network´s efforts to enhance the sustainability of the global food system, including nature-positive production, sustainable diets and reduction of food loss and waste. Prior to WWF, Joao held the position of Special Environmental and Sustainability Advisor to Brazil´s Minister of Agriculture. Currently, he serves as Chair of Action Track 3 of the UN Food Systems Summit (Boost Nature-Positive Production).
Patrick Kalas
Many thanks for the inspirational interventions alreadyOne comment and question:Comment: Innovative governance mechanisms and national and sub-national levels are needed to transform sustainable food systems. Multi-stakeholder partnerships, processes and platforms are, simply put, helpful however perhaps not enough to reach transformation. Linking MSPs to “multi-stakeholder transformative governance (MSTG) may help nudge the system towards desired transformation.See for instance “Improving Governance of tenure in Policy and Practice: A Conceptual Basis to Analyse Multi-Stakleholder Partnerships for Multi-Stakeholder Transformative Governance in South Africa"https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/23/9901Question: How does the UNFSS address multi-scale, multi-level and multi-actor governance issues? Is it a cross-cutting issue? Are there examples?Thank you.
Amber Lane
One dish one spoon reference https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RL83GvOO_C0
Andrey Kushlin
Thanks, Martin! For the benefit of newcomers to the topic, can you please share a link to the basic structure of action tracks, etc. Thanks!
Flynn Bucy
Will the slides presented for Track 3 be available?
Jeannette Tramhel
Any response to criticisms that summit is being boycotted by small farmers/ indigenous groups? Such as in this article? https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/mar/04/farmers-and-rights-groups-boycott-food-summit-over-big-business-links (I joined a few minutes late, apologies if this was already addressed.)
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
To learn about the action tracks, visit this link:https://www.un.org/en/food-systems-summit/action-tracks
Martin Frick UN-Food System Summit
UN Food System Summit on Twitter: @foodsystems @Agnes_Kalibata @cmfrick
Martin Frick UN-Food System Summit
General info: https://www.un.org/en/food-systems-summit
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
A recording will be shared with participants in the next few days.
Martin Frick UN-Food System Summit
On the question of criticism: please check https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/mar/09/the-un-food-systems-summit-will-consider-all-stakeholders-interests
Martin Frick UN-Food System Summit
Also please do check the up-to-date documents of the Action Tracks as some of the criticsm refers to a first set of documents that have been revised more than 6 months ago
Patrick O'Toole
There are landscapes that are getting this done already in parts of the world balancing ecology, economy and social structures see here for examples in the United States https://partnerscapes.org
Amber Lane
Other ... indigenous steward.
Seth Shames, EcoAgriculture Partners
Please share in the chat any lessons that you have learned from your work with landscape partnerships you’d like to share?
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Speaking now: Mary Ladislaus Sengelela is a Senior Project Officer for Solidaridad East and Central Africa - Tanzania. Mary has vast experience in the management of agriculture, natural resources and climate change projects. For the last 4 years’ she managed the implementation of the “Sustainable Landscapes Innovation (SLI)”, A Solidaridad project that brought together diverse actors to support conservation work for the Kilimanjaro ecosystem. Mary instilled the Multi-Stakeholder approach within the Kilimanjaro region aimed at facilitating coordination, information sharing and influencing policies and practices on sustainable ecosystems management, food production and income generation from ecosystem services.
Amber Lane
Barrier — access to land. Many indigenous stewards have the knowledge. They are not consulted first to obtain free, prior and informed consent on tribal nation treaty lands. Decisions by consensus - most boards eliminate or filter out indigenous voices.
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Full speakers bio's can be found here: http://bit.ly/Bios330
Nichola Dyer
How might landscapes and seascapes approaches help integrate thinking across land and sea? They sound separate, and are often treated so, yet collectively they generate outcomes, for instance related to nutrition, climate, and livelihoods.
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Speaking now: Percy Summers is currently the Senior Director of Science and Development for Conservation International. He previously held the position of Director of the Sustainable Landscape Partnership, which aimed to establish a public-private facility to promote low carbon emission businesses in the Alto Mayo basin in the North-Eastern Peruvian Amazon. Percy has been part of the CI Peru Team since 2009 when he joined as the Ecosystem Services Coordinator leading the identification and study of ecosystem services schemes, including one of the first REDD+ projects in a Natural Protected Area. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning from Virginia Tech, a MSc in Tropical Forestry from the National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) in Manaus, Brazil, and a Forestry Science degree from North Carolina State University.
Amber Lane
Covid 19 - messages from Mother Earth (recording) https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8955645760818333958
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Please use the “Q & A” box for questions that you have, stating your name and affiliation.
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Speaking now: Patrick O'Toole represents the fourth generation of six generations at family-owned Ladder Ranch, while also serving as a board member for “Solutions from the Land”. The O'Tooles raise cattle, sheep, horses, dogs and children on their high country ranching operation. The transhumance operation stretches from north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado to Wyoming's Red Desert. Pat has served in the Wyoming House of Representatives, the Western Water Policy Commission, and is currently President of the Family Farm Alliance, representing irrigators and water users in the western United States.
Amber Lane
Indigenous good systems reference https://www.indigenousfoodsystems.org
Amber Lane
Feeding humanity https://www.iied.org/indigenous-peoples-food-systems-hold-key-feeding-humanity
Amber Lane
Education is invaluable ... process is more important than final product. https://www.natifs.org
Lauren Martin
Are there any links for this panelists’ work/affiliated orgs?
Patrick O'Toole
Great to hear from the people working on landscapes regarding the importance of local leadership and the bringing together of diverse interest around common ecologic and community goals www.partnerscapes.org
Andrey Kushlin
Thanks for the link to Action Tracks! Please also share a link to the call for solutions. Where can one take a look at the examples of solutions already submitted? Thanks!!!
Amber Lane
Honoring treaties that have a wrath of information and the tribal nations first — would be a game changer. In haudenasaunee tradition - the person/minority’s that are not consenting need to be listened to more intently as there is a reason why they disagree. Traditionally women or life givers managed the lands ... where 25 years of food was stored before the Sullivan campaign or any technological advancements.
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Speaking now: Ernesto Herrera is based in Mexico and has worked in the private, government and civil society sectors. Ernesto Herrera has been the executive director of Reforestamos since its creation in 2002. He currently chairs the Mesoamerican Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN. Ernesto collaborates on the board of directors of other civil society organizations and is interested in multisectoral alliances, in Mexico and Latin America, to guarantee transparency, legality and responsibility in order to ensure landscape sustainability.
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
We invite you to continuing sharing your comments and relevant links or publications in the “CHAT” at the bottom of your Zoom.
Seth Shames, EcoAgriculture Partners
Please share ideas for what specific kinds of support you think landscape partnerships need most?
Nanete Neves
Hi Seth, I think we still need many more examples of approaches to increase policy coherence and institutional coordination. These are always the core difficult in any ILM type of strategy we use, and we end up gravitating to the same few case studies for it...
Jeannette Tramhel
Groundwell International works with local partner org’s in West Africa, Americas and Asia to promote agroecology. For examples, see website - also see Policy Notes in “publications” https://www.groundswellinternational.org/
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Speaking now: Phemo Kgomotso is a Senior Technical Advisor – Sustainable Land Management and Restoration with UNDP, based in the Istanbul. For the last 6 years Phemo has been part of a team of technical advisors at UNDP who support governments to develop and implement initiatives to address global environmental problems and to meet their commitments and obligations under the Rio Conventions. Her work has focused on the CBD and UNCCD work and specifically on themes related to integrated landscape management and SLM and restoration, sustainable agriculture and food systems.
Amber Lane
How to get k12 education systems onboard? Focus education on future generations as well.
Patrick O'Toole
Partnership building skills and vertical support for building partnerships within institutions are key to success
Richard Jordan
The President of the UN General Assembly is holding a High Level Panel on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought on May 20.
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Speaking now: Mathilde Iweins is currently in charge of the Asia Pacific portfolio of the FLRM, developing and implementing projects in the region. She joined the Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism group in 2015 as an expert on ecosystem services, full cost accounting and local finance. She is a French agronomist with over 15 years of professional experience in natural resources management linked to sustainable agriculture and forestry, poverty alleviation and food security. She worked for NGOs, bi and multilateral agencies, coordinating the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of field projects linking sustainable natural resources management and long term rural development.
Richard Jordan
Ideal for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin, emphasizing 3 things!!
Phemo Kgomotso - UNDP
See more here about approaches that link land and seascape management, often referred to as 'Ridge-to-Reef' approaches. https://www.thegef.org/topics/ridge-reef
Is it this one? http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/cb3760en
Phemo Kgomotso - UNDP
A Ridge-to-Reef project example here in Myanmar: https://www.mm.undp.org/content/myanmar/en/home/projects/ridge-to-reef.html
Leonel Requena UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme Belize
GEF SGP Belize publication: 25 Years of Community Action for Global Impact https://bit.ly/3sHo1yc
Richard Lackey
As someone coming from the private financial sector, I can say that most private finance is not attracted to projects and programs that are not part of a systematic approach where risk is mitigated, and value chains integrated. If we can focus on integrated system designed for financial development this will bring in substantially more investment dollars.
Patrick O'Toole
link to a report on a survey of collaborative landscape conservation efforts in the western US conducted in 2020 https://en.calameo.com/read/0064010136677fae560df
Mathilde Iweins, FAO FLRM
To meet global restoration needs and recover degraded forests and landscapes, adequate public and private investments are required to support restoration activities on the ground.The new FAO publication “Local financing mechanisms for forest and landscape restoration: A review of local level investment mechanisms” examines the pathways available to financing restoration for a positive local level impact.
Mathilde Iweins, FAO FLRM
Here is the link: http://www.fao.org/in-action/forest-landscape-restoration-mechanism/resources/detail/ru/c/1382518/
Seth Shames, EcoAgriculture Partners
Please share thoughts or questions on how the UNFSS can support landscape partnerships.
Good people. AS I understand it, landscape approach is about creating a mosaic of land uses. I come from a crowded country (Malawi) - while others come from expansive countries like Canada. Are we sure we are talking the same language in pursuing landscape-based land management?
Richard Lackey
Organizations like Newdea have digital backbone models for bringing together databases and supporting ‘economic convergence’ using what they call a ‘maturity model’. UNFSS might find value in partnering with private catalysts like www.newdea.com or www.worldfoodbank.org (clearly I have a bias!)
Daniel Meier
Finance’s interest in Business cases is due to the need for private returns on investment – since 2/3 of the SDGs Finance need are coming from global common goods – meaning public return on investments, not private – there is certainly the need to better understand context and economic paradigms - c.f. https://www.linkedin.com/posts/danielmeiersdgs_vibrations-in-the-present-session-1-rethinking-activity-6782305075487481857-3j5E
Jeannette Tramhel
In response to Seth’s Q, and concerns for need for “the business case” suggest looking at PPPs in landscape projects. In this publication, few (if any) such examples. Why? http://www.fao.org/3/i5699e/i5699e.pdf
Leonel Requena UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme Belize
Belize`s first Agroforestry Concession for Conservation and Livelihoods - A Case Study Report - https://bit.ly/2PcdRak
Richard Lackey
@daniel meier, I would respectfully suggest that every one of the SDGs can be promoted, and achieved when tied to a proper systematic development model with financial sustainability at its core. It takes innovative design and collaboration, but we are doing it everyday. Our for-profit TV and Radio programs are empowering women, reducing inequality, promoting better land and water use and lifting 1.6 M out of poverty each year (just in east Africa. Governments can lead and facilitate, but private markets are what will make these efforts sustainable.
Amber Lane
So we have to raise money to make sure there investors have money? Originally all food was free and everyone had what they needed ... how do we divest from money making scams that only create more hunger and destroy more land?
Amber Lane
It is the poor people that are usually knowledge rich.
Amber Lane
Here in Colorado — money to feed people has been diverted to buildings, salaries, research - even more so with covid funding. So accountability is important.
Amber Lane
I have a project for food sustainability that has support - but it is illegal to make a park a food source. So many laws and regulations are barriers.
Phemo Kgomotso - UNDP
Its also important to recognize the value of the ecosystem goods and services provided by land users in a landscape and 'compensate' those users for the services they provide. An indigenous community protecting a forest upstream of a river must be recognized for their role in provision of water downstream, and be 'paid' (i.e. payments for ecosystem services) for that service.
Richard Jordan
Mathilde, was this in China, ?? The Factory -- Bridge for Billions?? For those of us with slight hearing disabilities, we benefit from interventions that are less fast!! Thanks
Daniel Meier
@Richard Lackey, right, still taking the systemic global perspective, research about the interdependencies of all SDGs and respective funding and contradictions as well as research on on commons etc. are painting a very different picture. What you mention are actions, that benefit in some ways more than one SDG, but usually projects with high private return on investments are not benefitting all SDGs – quite many even harm other SDGs – so a more systemic approach including shared project design and governance is much needed as well as financial instruments that are deeply coherent with the SDGs as a whole.
Richard Jordan
Juan, volume is very low.
Amber Lane
Iroquois white corn ... provides flour/food and also baskets/mats/shoes/hats — so much more than just food.
Richard Jordan
There is a newly-established Friends of Nutrition Group, am I correct??
Richard Lackey
@Daniel Meier. I think we agree in principle. The systems design needs risk mitigation from govt, on the ground support from NGOs…both who can help direct that the systems are in alignment with those goals.
Amber Lane
Yes, the food is increasingly nutrient poor causing more and more health issues. Ie vitamin d deficiency linked to poorer outcomes from covid.
Amber Lane
Wild rice from diverse ecosystems are always healthier than any mono crops.
Amber Lane
Bison spread seeds everywhere - there is a reason why they were all over North America. Hooves don’t destroy lands like cows just fed grass. Bison eat all medicine plants — just common sense. Need to relearn how to live with nature.
Richard Jordan
Through Blue Community's Integrated Tourism Initiative in Florida, there is a great deal of work with local fisherfolk to utilize fish species in restaurants that may not look beautiful but that are nutritious and that would go to waste otherwise.
Amber Lane
Beavers help with water conservation — prevent 2/3 water from evaporating. Also a great protein base for soups.
Phemo Kgomotso - UNDP
Here's technical guidance by FAO on nutrition-sensitive programming: https://scalingupnutrition.org/news/fao-launches-a-manual-to-guide-nutrition-sensitive-programming-in-agriculture/
Amber Lane
How we eat — value of soup/stews. Cut down on waste. In Colorado 40% of food is wasted. Value in foraging.
Daniel Meier
@Richard Lackey, right, we agree – from different angles ;-) might need a deeper … what we see is that NGO work on the ground is underfunded and hindered by actors in the supply chain of mostly larger corporations – on the other hand, the role of NGOs to secure and restore ecosystems is not valued in practice and economic realities when private profits are realised leaving NGOs aside from the revenue stream…
Amber Lane
Eating foods of ancestors is so important for health. Important any foods doesn’t make sense.
Juan Ramos, EcoAgriculture Partners
We also wanted to share that The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is launching a global online survey “Taking Stock of Global Capacity for Ecosystems Restoration” to identify what and whose capacities need to be enhanced to achieve the goals of the Decade. This survey was jointly developed by a coalition of 41 organizations, under FAO’s leadership.
Juan Ramos, EcoAgriculture Partners
We kindly invite you to follow this link to complete the surveyhttps://www.decadeonrestoration.org/take-survey
Jeannette Tramhel
Consider also the tools that can help “Big Ag” shift towards agro-ecology, such as the UNIDROIT “Legal Guide on Contract farming” and the Guide on Agricultural Land Investment Contracts, that encourage states to introduce reforms that integrate VGGT ad RAI Principles, etc. Such domestic law reforms can help in the needed shift. Thanks for a great panel!
Phemo Kgomotso - UNDP
@Richard, correct, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will be launched on June 5.
Amber Lane
Methods as well ... no till. A turn of the shovels means 20 years until that eco system is balanced again.
Richard Lackey
I leave you with this: It is not easy, but if we focus on building integrated systems where NGOs, Govts, and private capital can work together we can build the future we seek:
Richard Lackey
by Douglas MallochThe tree that never had to fightFor sun and sky and air and light,But stood out in the open plainAnd always got its share of rain,Never became a forest kingBut lived and died a scrubby thing.The man who never had to toilTo gain and farm his patch of soil,Who never had to win his shareOf sun and sky and light and air,Never became a manly manBut lived and died as he began.Good timber does not grow with ease:The stronger wind, the stronger trees;The further sky, the greater length;The more the storm, the more the strength.By sun and cold, by rain and snow,In trees and men good timbers grow.Where thickest lies the forest growth,We find the patriarchs of both.And they hold counsel with the starsWhose broken branches show the scarsOf many winds and much of strife.This is the common law of life.
Amber Lane
Other ... treaties and indigenous nations providing historically balanced systems for health of people/planet
Juan Ramos, EcoAgriculture Partners
For those that selected “other”, what do you think is the most important support for LPs that is essential for them to thrive?
Daniel Meier
@Richard Lackey, are you @World Food Bank?
Amber Lane
Other-develop systems around food/ materials for other uses (like white corn) feeding people, not business/profits. Seven generation analysis. How does it benefit all?
Pradip Dey
Thank you all.....Stay safe, healthy and blessed 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Richard Lackey
@Daniel Meier. Yes. Please feel free to connect.
Patrick Kalas
One more resource suggestion on strenghtening spatial planning processes as a civic space for collective decision making. http://www.fao.org/3/cb0422en/cb0422en.pdf Many thanks…
Martin Frick UN-Food System Summit
Thank you to all of you - let's stay in touch!
Martin Frick UN-Food System Summit
I am available also at martin.frick@un.org
Georgina O'Farrill
Thank you (Georgina O'Farrill; Commission for Environmental Cooperation)
Sara Scherr, EcoAgriculture
Thanks so much to all of you who joined us today.
Amber Lane
David Ardhian
Thank you all (David Ardhian, FAO Indonesia)
Gabriel Laizer, FAO North America
Thanks to all our panelists and to all attendees. We look forward to seeing you at future events hosted by FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners.
Amber Lane
Everyday actions by everyone daily ... victory garden urgency. We don’t have that long.
Thanks so much for having opportunity to joint this webinar.
Steve Francis
Thank you!
Thank you very much !
Amber Lane
Nya:wëh thank you
Amber Lane
578 nations in US need to get involved