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Developing a research agenda for living landscape sites in Africa
25 Jun 2019 - 13:45
In May 2019, funding from the World Universities Network provided ACDI with the opportunity to bring together a group of practitioners and researchers from across Africa interested in working in long-term “living’ landscapes.
Living Landscapes can be viewed as ecological, agricultural, and social systems which are managed to function sustainably over a long time, thereby providing food security, livelihood opportunities, species maintenance and ecological functions.
Delegates included a mix of early career and senior researchers from the Universities of Cape Town, Ghana, and Nairobi, as well as practitioners from Living Lands, Conservation South Africa, CIFOR/ICCRAF, Tsitsa Project, Nairobi Living Lab, Western Cape Biosphere reserves, Living Lands – Baviaanskloof, and Limpopo Living landscape. The range of expertise in the room spanned “living” climate-resilient landscapes, the landscape approach, climate change and landscapes, and Indigenous knowledge.
The mood in the room was jovial, and people were thoroughly engaged in tackling the workshop's objectives:
To connect researchers and practitioners with a common interest in landscape work, and look for ways to continue to work together and to undertake aligned/comparative research across different sites.