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Two main activities will help you get started in engaging stakeholders to assess the performance of their landscape.  One involves scoring their landscape.  The other involves employing a variety of other communication and social learning tools that will elicit stakeholders’ visions and ideas about how they would like their landscape to perform.
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Facilitation

Facilitation helps a team to be inclusive in establishing processes and rules for decision making. Good facilitation can transform interactions that occur in participatory decision-making process into creative problem solving, leading to innovative outcomes and lasting commitments. A skillful facilitator employs a variety of tools in helping a team reach convergence of ideas and inclusive [...]

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The capacity to facilitate groups and to manage multistakeholder processes are two core competencies that landscape measurement initiatives will require.
Facilitation is a style of leadership that fosters participatory decision-making and creative problem-solving. Effective facilitation leads to lasting commitments by individuals to group processes and on-going innovation. A facilitative style of leadership is needed [...]

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Deciding who to engage in measuring and assessing landscape performance, and to what extent, is key to a successful outcome. In most multifunctional landscape assessment initiatives, virtually everyone is a stakeholder to some degree. To help sort out who to involve begin by considering the following three categories of people and organizations and [...]

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Several initiatives that have emerged in recent years to develop landscape level processes for integrating and reconciling conservation, production and livelihood goals have been cross-fertilizing experience and strategies for engaging stakeholders.  Among these, CIFOR’s program on Managing Landscape Mosaics for Sustainable Livelihoods, IUCN’s on Landscapes and Livelihoods and its Global Landscape Restoration Network, and WWF’s [...]

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The Landscape Measures (LM) approach rests on the belief that setting goals for the performance of ecoagricultural landscapes and measuring progress toward reaching those goals benefits stakeholders directly by enhancing their capacity to learn and to manage.  The approach also recognizes that landscape measurement and assessment may carry significant transaction costs.  It will require stakeholders [...]

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Stakeholder engagement is the fostering of input, participation and power sharing among those who are invested in the landscape. It is a foundation of the Landscape Measures approach. Stakeholders include anyone who may be affected by decisions concerning how resources in the landscape are managed and used.

Farmers in Kijabe, Kenya discuss ecoagriculture landscape management with [...]

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