Logo

Description

It is now increasingly recognized that landscape stewardship practices are core to social-ecological systems. To consider the implications of this, this paper focuses on one of the key characteristics of complex social-ecological systems: they are relationally constituted, meaning that both the elements of the system and the relations between them are important parts of the system.

The study investigates multi-actor collaboration as a key form of this ‘relationality’ in landscapes. A set of ‘gardening tools’ was used to analyse the boundary-crossing work of multi-actor collaboration in two cases of landscape stewardship in South Africa: the Langkloof Region and the Tsitsa River catchment.

This visual summary below explains the main methods and findings of the study.

The authors of this study are Jessica Cockburn, Eureta Rosenberg, Athina Copteros, Susanna Francina (Ancia) Cornelius, Notiswa Libala, Liz Metcalfe and Benjamin van der Waal.

View tool

2000 members are now active on 4returns.earth, connecting, sharing their field experiences, and creating new opportunities and initiatives together.

Join us by signing up as a member, or follow our work in the newsletter

Related Tools

All tools

Catalyzing Networks for Social Change – a funder’s guide

toolbox

guide

finding funds, learning and impact, mobilising people, partnering

No reviews

Dialogue interview

toolbox

co-design tool, communication tool

inspiring community, learning and impact, mobilising people

No reviews

The science of remote partnering

toolbox

report

mobilising people, partnering

No reviews

Native Land

toolbox

educational tool, mapping & analytical tool

inspiring community, learning and impact, mobilising people

No reviews

More related resources

A quick start guide to stakeholder mapping

toolbox

governance and stewardship, mobilising people

No reviews

It’s 2014 and AlVelAl launch a 20-year vision…

stories

inspiring community, learning and impact, mobilising people

Producing Nature in the Heart of Brazil’s Cerrado

landscapes

Brazil (State of Goiás)

Active since: 2020

governance and stewardship, inspiring community, mobilising people, partnering, restoring nature

Tag a friend?