This Landscape Roundtable is convened by FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners to reflect upon the achievements and lessons learned from the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature (LPFN) initiative, which began in 2012 and officially closes this year. The LPFN initiative has been an international collaboration of knowledge sharing, dialogue and action to support integrated landscape management in order to achieve three simultaneous goals: improved food production, ecosystem conservation and sustainable livelihoods. More than 70 partner organizations from North and South America, Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia have contributed their resources and considerable expertise as part of LPFN to promote and strengthen landscape management around the world.

During the Roundtable, distinguished panelists representing the core partners of LPFN will reflect on the initiative and share their vision of where to go from here to further advance sustainable landscapes that fully meet the Global Goals.

Everyone working to advance integrated landscape management is invited to join this Roundtable.

Register for the event here or follow the link below.

About the Series

The Landscape Roundtable is part of an on-going series of discussions focusing on climate change, agriculture and landscapes. EcoAgriculture Partners and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Liaison Office for North America have jointly organized the series since 2009.


  • 8:45 am: Zoom call opens
  • 9:00 am: Gabriel Lazier, FAO-North America
    Overview of technology and meeting process
  • 9:05 am: Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO-North America
  • 9:10 am: Sara Scherr, President and CEO, EcoAgriculture Partners
    Overview of Landscapes for People, Food and Nature 2012-2020
    Towards the Future: 1000 Landscapes for 1 Billion People


What do you consider to be the most important value/impacts of the LPFN, overall and for your own organization’s work?
How is your organization taking forward the agenda of integrated landscape management?

  • 9:20 am: Panel 1 The Big Picture of Landscape Development

Tony Simons, Executive Director, CIFOR-ICRAF
Resilient Landscapes Initiative

Bernhard Worm, Senior Policy Advisor, Division Rural Development, Land Rights, Forests Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)AFR100

Paola Agostini, Global Lead for Landscapes, World Bank
The World Bank Landscape Journey

Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General, Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Landscape Research of the CIAT-Biodiversity Alliance

  • 9:40 am: Participant Comments (1)
    What were your most valuable experiences with/value from the LPFN?
    What are the most important directions now for landscape development?
  • 9:50 amPanel 2: Insights on Landscape Development from the Field

Christophe Besacier, Forestry Officer, Forest and Landscape Restoration, FAO
The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism

John Buchanan, Vice President, Sustainable Production, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, Conservation International
Coalition for Sustainable Livelihoods

Katie Minderhoud, Knowledge Management and Learning Advisor, Solidaridad
Sustainable Landscapes Program

Salima Mahamoudou, Research Associate, World Resources Institute
Global Restoration Initiative

  • 10:10 am: Participant Comments (2)
    What were your most valuable experiences with/value from the LPFN?
    What are the most important directions now for landscape development?
  • 10:25 am: Wrap-up
  • 10:30 am: CLOSE

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