Problem Trees, Brainstorming and Storytelling

I’m sick of problem trees and brainstorming exercises. In initiatives based on a landscape approach, once the various stakeholders with some connection to the landscape have been brought together, often one of the first things they are asked to do is some kind of...

Interconnectedness

We cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one of these is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic with the world. His inner life moulds the environment and is itself also deeply affected by it. The one acts upon...

“Stakeholders” and the Spirit of Landscape Approaches

Landscape approaches For several years, the signposts marking the professional path that I was on were labelled with terms such as community-based natural resource management, community-based conservation, and land tenure. Recently though I turned onto a path marked...