Tools for Engaging Stakeholders in Assessing Production, Conservation and Livelihood Outcomes
Agriculture and Rural Development workshop session
Dear DC Ecoagriculture Working Group Members,
We hope very much that you can join us for the following session at the World Bank, in particular those of you who have been following the development of the Landscape Measures Resource Center and may have attended the workshop at our office last year. For complete details, see below:
The Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank is pleased to invite you to a workshop:
Learning from Landscapes: Tools for Engaging Stakeholders in Assessing Production, Conservation and Livelihood Options,
Wednesday, March 4, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Address: The World Bank, 1818 H St NW, Washington DC 20433, MC-9-10
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS MARCH 2!
Chair: Erick Fernandes, Adviser, ARD (The World Bank)
Speakers: Dr. Sara Scherr, (Ecoagriculture Partners) and Dr. Louise
Buck (Cornell University)
The workshop will engage members of the ARD Family in considering innovative and practical ways to engage stakeholders in assessing the performance of landscapes where goals for biodiversity and ecosystem service conservation, livelihood security and sustainable agriculture production are being pursued. Participants will become familiar with landscape scale approaches, performance criteria, indicators and measurement tools for integrating production, conservation and livelihood outcomes. They will learn to navigate the Landscape Measures Resource Center (LMRC)(www.landscapemeasures.org) and to participate in its ongoing development. They will gain experience in using the landscape measures scorecard and be introduced to other measurement tools. Finally, they will consider possibilities for on-going learning about landscape measures approaches and methods.
At the end of the session, participants will:
- be familiar with landscape scale approaches, performance criteria and measurement tools for integrating agriculture production, environmental conservation, and livelihood security goals
- know how to navigate and contribute to the Landscape Measures Resource Center (LMRC) to continually improve their capacity to use measurement as an aid in planning and managing complex landscapes with multiple stakeholders.
Target audience: Field-based WB staff and partners (public, private and civic)
- Welcome, context-setting, overview (Fernandes and Buck) (1 hour)
- Objectives, agenda, participant introductions
- Introduce multi-dimensional framework for assessing landscape performance
- Introduce multi-stakeholder management in landscape assessment and planning
- Introduce Landscape Measures Resource Center (LMRC), online tool (developed to address foregoing)
- Introduce and discuss selection of landscape measurement tools and applications (1.5 hours)
- Landscape performance scorecard
- Participatory, multi-media tools and scenario-generation
- Expert, GIS tools with multi-stakeholder input
- Outline strategy for on-going learning about landscape measures approach and tools (1/2 hour)? guided discussion
Dr. Sara J. Scherr is an agricultural and natural resource economist whose career has focused on agricultural and forest policy in tropical developing countries. She is founder and President of Ecoagriculture Partners, an NGO that supports agricultural communities who manage landscapes both to increase production and incomes, and to enhance wild biodiversity and ecosystem services. She is a member of the United Nations Environment Program Advisory Panel on Food Security and a member of the Board of Directors of The Katoomba Group and REBRAF-USA. She recently served on the Board of the World Agroforestry Centre and was a member of the United Nations Millennium Project Task Force on Hunger. Dr. Scherr was through 2005 the Director of Ecosystem Services for Forest Trends, an NGO that promotes forest conservation through improved markets for forest products and ecosystem services. There she worked to develop payments for ecosystem services? including carbon sequestration, watershed protection and biodiversity conservation, including their potential benefits and risks for low-income communities. Dr. Scherr's former positions include: Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA; Co-Leader of the CGIAR Gender Program; Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C.; and Principal Researcher at the World Agroforestry Centre, in Nairobi, Kenya. She was previously a Fulbright Scholar (1976), and a Rockefeller Social Science Fellow (1985-87). Dr. Scherr received her B.A. in Economics at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in International Economics and Development at Cornell University. Dr. Scherr has published over 37 articles in refereed journals and 13 books, including Ecoagriculture: Strategies to Feed the World and Save Wild Biodiversity (with Jeff McNeely) , A New Agenda for Forest Conservation and Poverty Reduction: Making Markets Work for Low-Income Producers (with Andy White and David Kaimowitz), and Farming with Nature: The Science and Practice of Ecoagriculture (with Jeff McNeely).
Dr. Louise Buck has been a faculty member in the Department of Natural Resources http://www.dnr.cornell.edu/ at Cornell University for 15 years, and a faculty associate of the Cornell International Institute for Food Agriculture and Development (CIIFAD: http://ciifad.cornell.edu/) for 19 years. Between 1994-2004, she was also an Associate Senior Scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) based at Cornell. In these capacities Buck has developed and taught courses, coordinated interdisciplinary working groups of faculty and graduate students, and conducted collaborative research and outreach, both in the U.S. and abroad, to support innovation in integrated land use systems. Her work has focused on social learning dimensions of adaptive collaborative management systems, with applications in ecoagriculture, agroforestry, community-based forest management, and protected area management. Presently Dr. Buck coordinates the Cornell Ecoagriculture Working Group, which cooperates with Ecoagriculture Partners to develop the scientific basis for landscape approaches to sustainable agriculture and natural resource management that integrate the goals of food and fiber production, biodiversity conservation and ecological service provision, and local livelihood support. Dr. Buck also coordinates Ecoagriculture Partners Landscape Measures Initiative (LMI), which aims to help eco-agriculture practitioners and their scientific advisors develop methods for measuring the social, economic and ecological outcomes of landscape scale management practices. Prior to coming to Cornell, Dr. Buck worked for a decade in East Africa and for a year in Indonesia. In Kenya she was an Associate Scientist and Project Manager with the International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) for three years. For four years she was the Regional Technical Advisor for Agriculture and Natural Resources for CARE International's Eastern and Southern African Region. She also worked in Kenya for The Beijer Institute of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, and the Mazingira Institute. She has undertaken consulting assignments for the World Bank, USAID, GTZ, IUCN, FAO, CARE International, The Nature Conservancy, and the Overseas Development Institute.