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15 December, 2014

Forest and farming families speaking out at the Global Landscapes Forum, Lima

Tropenbos International, the AgriCultures Network and the Forest and Farm Facility, created a space so voices from the fields and forests could be heard at the Global Landscapes Forum, Lima, Peru, on 6-7th December 2014. And they spoke.

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05 December, 2014

Towards productive landscapes

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.

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04 December, 2014

Traditional cartography of the rivers and aquatic beings in the south east Colombian amazon

Traditional knowledge holders travel through the territory using mental maps and recitations of each place. Each recitation starts in the mouth of the Amazon and reaches their place of birth and settlements covering an extended portion of the Amazon rainforest.

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04 November, 2014

Upper Suriname River communities develop three-dimensional participatory map

A three-dimensional map of the upper Suriname River has been developed through participatory mapping by local communities of the Saramaccan ethnic group in Suriname. Children, women, men and elders worked together during 10 days to build the map that represents their territory in 34 aspects relevant for their orientation, livelihoods and culture.

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