Engage key partners early.
If working with partners is likely to be a component of a key strategy, then engaging them at an early stage is essential to gain buy-in and trust, especially if this is a new effort. When engaging partners, treat planning as a core strategy and joint priority-setting as an important step in implementing that strategy.
Members of Sustainable Ranching of Colombia, partners of the Nature Conservancy, welcome new member ranchers and introduce the program of sustainable ranching at the Girardot farm, Cubarral, Meta, Columbia. The farm has been part of the sustainable ranching program that promotes silvopastoral systems, forage banks and living fences made up of native species that provide shelter for wildlife. In many cases, it helps to connect forest patches to protected areas, serving as wildlife corridors.