WORLD

Name Institution Description Link

International      

Landscape   

Convention  

 

UNESCO

IFLA              

In progress

https://www.facebook.

com/IFLAILC

Landscapes for People,

Food and

Nature

EcoAgriculture Partners 

Is a collaborative Initiative to foster cross-sectoral dialogue, learning and action. The partners involved aim to understand and support integrated agricultural landscape approaches to simultaneously meet goals for food production, ecosystem health and human wellbeing

 

http://landscapes.eco

agriculture.org/

Rio + 20 

 

United Nations

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

 

http://www.uncsd2012.org/
GIAHS  FAO 

In 2002 FAO started an initiative for the dynamic conservation of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems (GIAHS). The GIAHS Initiative promotes public understanding, awareness, national and international recognition of Agricultural Heritage systems.

 

http://www.fao.org/giahs/giahs-home/en/

EUROPE

Name Institution Description Link

Eucaland

Project

(Europe)

University of Cambridge

The Eucaland Project deals with the Agricultural Landscapes of Europe for promoting their consideration and use among their people and for preserving their cultural heritage.

 

http://www.eucaland

project.eu/

ECOVERGER

(Europe)

ECOVERGER

 

Initiative for the economic and enviromental development of agro-sylvo-pastoral systems of the Southwest Europe.


http://www.fundacionglobal

nature.

org/proyectos/gestion_

agroambiental

/proy_ecoverger.htm

 

Chtr. of EU

Rural Communities (Europe)


European Commission Since 1989, from every member state of the European Union there is one rural community represented in the Charter.

http://www.europeancharter.eu

/index.htm

Rural Development Policy

(Europe)


European Commission

The EU's rural development policy 2007-2013 is all about meeting the challenges faced by european rural areas, and unlocking their potential.

 

http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture

/rurdev/index_en.htm

LIFE (Europe) European Commission

LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU.

 

http://ec.europa.eu/environment

/life/

LEADER

(Europe)

European Commission

Is one of four initiatives financed by EU structural funds and is designed to help rural actors consider the long-term potential of their local region. Encouraging the implementation of integrated, high-quality and original strategies for sustainable development, it has a strong focus on partnership and networks of exchange of experience.

 

http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture

/rur/leaderplus/index_en.htm

INTERREG

(Europe)

European Commission

The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. 

 

http://www.interreg4c.eu/

F:ACTS!

(Europe)

European Commission 

Forms for: Adapting to Climate Change through Territorial Strategies! F:ACTS! is a INTERREG IVC project that run from 1 January 2010 until 31 December 2012.

 

http://www.factsproject.eu

SUDOE

(Europe)

European Commission

The Programme for the Territorial Cooperation of the Southwest of Europe, supports regional development through co-financing transnational projects via the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).

 

http://interreg-sudoe.eu/ESP

ENRD

(Europe)

 

European Commission

The European Network for Rural Development is the hub that connects rural development stakeholders throughout the European Union.

 

http://enrd.ec.europa.eu/

en/home-page_en.cfm

BurrenLIFE Project

(Ireland)

European Commission

It is the first major farming for conservation project in Ireland. Its objective is to develop a new model for sustainable agriculture in the Burren in order to conserve the habitats of the region designated under the Habitats Directive.

 

http://www.burrenlife.com/

The Burren Farming for Conservation Programme (Ireland)


Dep. of Agriculture Fisheries and Food /

Nat. Parks and Wildlife Service

 

The programme aims to support high environmental value farming in the Burren, continuing and mainstreaming the findings of the BurrenLIFE Project (2005-2010)

http://www.burrenlife.com/

phase-ii-overview.php

Alleanza Mondiale per

il paesaggo terrazzato 

(Italy)

 

  Alliance for the local and national implementation of the Honghe Declaration for the protection of the terraced landscapes.

http://www.paesaggi

terrazzati.it/

Cultural

Routes programme

(Europe)

Council of Europe

It was launched in 1987 in order to foster a better understanding of Europe’s cultural diversity and European history. The Cultural Routes are a means for improving quality of life and a source of social and economic development, and give pride of place to cultural tourism.


http://hub.coe.int/en/web

/coe-portal/cultural-routes-forum-2012

G. Food G. Farming campaign

(Europe)

ARC 2020

The Good Food Good Farming campaing is an initiative from The Agricultural and Rural Convention (ARC). It was launched in 2012 to mobilise citizens to take action, and demand good food and good farming across Europe.

 

http://www.goodfoodgood

farming.

eu/home.html

CIARD

(Europe)

CIARD

The Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development initiative is a global movement working to make agricultural research information publicly available and more accessible.

 

http://www.ciard.net/ 
HELM (United Kingdom) English Heritage 

The HELM programme was set up in 2004 with the aim of working with key partners to provide the tools to manage change in the historic environment.

 

http://www.helm.org.uk/

server

/show/nav.21664

LCN

(United

Kingdom)

Natural England 

The Landscape Character Network is an informal network with a dual focus on Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) and the European Landscape Convention (ELC).

 

http://www.naturalengland.org.uk

/ourwork/landscape/englands

/character/lcn/default.aspx 

Landscape Futures 

(Europe)

PECS

Landscape Futures will implement a transdisciplinary research agenda to foster sustainable development in Eastern Europe, with particular emphasis on ancient agricultural landscapes in Central Romania.

 

http://www.pecs-science.org/

research/projects/landscape

futures.4.3d3ce2cd13b1d7c7d

91e0.html

HERCULES

(Europe)

PECS

The "Sustainable futures for Europe's HERitage in CULtural landscapES" project strives for the empowerment of public and private actors to protect, manage, and plan for sustainable landscapes at local, national, and Pan-European scales.

 

http://www.pecs-science.org/

research/projects/hercules.4.

59ed6e76141e0456cba1ac8.html

NORTH OF AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Name Institution Description Link

Name

Institution

Description

 

Link

CENTRE AND SOUTH OF AFRICA

Name         Institution  Description Link

SAPECS

PECS

The Sothern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society is a transdisciplinary regional research program that aims to advance stewardship of social-ecological systems and ecosystem services in southern Africa.  

http://www.pecs-science.org/resea

rch/projects/sapecs.4.5a50a14e13b

817f0388122.html

ASIA AND PACIFIC

Name Institution Description Link

REPICORE    

PECS

Research program for the resilience of South Pacific coral reef social-ecological systems in times of global change. 

http://www.pecs-science.org/resea

rch/projects/repicore.4.4c0baadf14

29bac278d860.html

 

SATOYAMA    Initiative

United Nations University

Institute for the Advanced Study

of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Project to conserve the landscapes and seascapes where human and nature live in harmony, through broader global recognition of their value. It was launched by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability in 2010.

 

http://satoyama-initiative.org/

 

       

Living Murray

Initiative

(Australia)

Australian

Government.

Depertment of

Environment

The Living Murray Initiative was established to help improve the health of the River Murray.

The water recovered through the Living Murray Initiative will be used to improve the health of six icon sites.

 

http://www.environment.

gov.au/water/policy-

programs/lmi/index.html

 

 

NORTH AMERICA

Name Institution Description Link

Land Stewardship

Project

LSP                   

 

Is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1982 to

foster an ethic of stewardship for farmland, to promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities.

 

http://landstewardshippr

oject.org/