National and sub-national policies that create the enabling conditions for integrated landscape management still need to be put in place in most areas of the world. Thankfully, policymakers have a large set of tools at their disposal, many of which are very low or no-cost. Further, there are simple steps that can be taken right away by individual agencies or localities to put ILM-friendly policy implementation on the horizon.
The paper also outlines three starter steps towards integrated landscape management that governments can take right away:
- Form multi-stakeholder learning and advocacy working groups on integrated landscape management at national and sub national levels, where appropriate, which include government and non-government actors;
- Review the existing policy framework and enabling environment for integrated landscape management;
- Convene a landscape policy dialogue to identify key actions that government can take to better support integrated landscape management.
Seth Shames, EcoAgriculture Partners
Krista Heiner, EcoAgriculture Partners
Sara Scherr, EcoAgriculture Partners
January 23, 2017