The CGIAR Development Dialogues 2014

25 Sept 2014, Faculty House,Columbia University, New York, United States.

H.E. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

Integrated landscape approaches for agriculture, forestry and other land uses

The “land sparing” vs. “land sharing” debate that often emerges in the context of competing land uses tends to be presented as a black or white dichotomy. But the question of how to maximize the overall benefits of land use is highly nuanced and influenced by a range of interacting factors, be they geographic, ecological, economic, social or political.

In exploring these nuances, this Learning Event looked for tangible recommendations on how a landscape approach can contribute to positive overall outcomes for agriculture, forestry and ecosystem services provision.

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Manuel Pulgar-Vidal is Peru’s Minister of State for Environment and President of the UNFCCC 20th Conference of the Parties. Pulgar-Vidal is a lawyer specializing in environmental law and policy.

Former positions have included Executive Director, Peruvian Society for Environmental Law; President, Inter-American Association for Environmental Defense; President, Permanent Seminar on Agricultural Research; Director, National Fund for Natural Areas Protected by the State, PROFONANPE; and Alliance Director, Tropical Andes.

Manuel teaches environmental law, natural resources management and mining, energy and environment, and is Programme Coordinator at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.


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