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Governance as the “New Policy Strategy” for Ag-Environmental Issues
Sustaining agriculture landscapes requires the right mix of policy and governance. While policy options seem unlimited, governance strategies or models seem non-existent.
What is the Policy and Governance Connection? – Pick your metaphor...
The compass above represents the totality of those involved in landscape governance: Public Policy-Makers (legislators, agency staff), Private Policy-Makers (NGO, Corporate Supply Chain), Public Practitioners (conservationists, extension agents) and Private Practitioners (farmers, foresters, agronomists). Each has definable roles and relationships to achieve outcomes at the landscape scale.
Never before in human history has so many organizations with different [and conflicting] governance styles existed side-by-side while working on common objectives Tim Gieseke’s experience as a practitioner and policy analyst at the local, state, national and international level during the last two decades has provided a unique understanding of how governance strategies are a key to the success/failure of projects and policies. Whether in a private consultation, an organizational meeting or a keynote, Tim can present the topic of governance in user-friendly terms to empower a group or enlighten an audience.
A newly created Governance Compass© is used to describe governance by revealing:
In his most upcoming book, Shared Governance for Sustainable Working Landscapes, Tim uses several well-known sustainability projects as case studies (Field to Market, The Sustainability Consortium, Ag Water Quality Certainty Program, Chesapeake Bay BMP Verification, United Suppliers’ SUSTAIN, EPRI WQ Trading and others) to describe agriculture sustainability governance strategies. They are all relatively new efforts and none have yet defined governance from a multi-stakeholder perspective.
A review of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River states’ Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategies revealed none contained a governance strategy. In these and most other cases, governance just happens. It is very common for efforts to not have a succinct and coherent governance strategy using the governance fundamentals described above. And it is understandable why they do not, but it is increasingly necessary for such comprehensive projects to begin the governance strategy process.
Contact Tim to discuss how your organization can step into this “new policy space” with confidence. Tim’s unique governance assessment tools allows for a very quick learning curve to reach governance competency. These complex socio-economic issues in our now interconnected world lead many to proclaim that “governance is a topic whose time has come”.
Shared Governance for Sustainable Working Landscapes is being published by Taylor & Francis/CRC Press and is expected to be out in Fall 2016
Report this Published by Tim Gieseke Tim Gieseke President, AgRS, LLC Published • 4y 38 articles
Tim Gieseke ... President, AgRS, LLC
Published on January 13, 2016 (Accessed November 2019)
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