Land management

The ‘Sustainable rural development’ sector project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has brought out two new videos with insights on two important issues in rural development: landscape…

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Land management

Drought, fodder scarcity and conflicts over natural resources make life difficult for pastoralists in southern Ethiopia. Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) has taken various measures to improve their food security and…

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Land management

Researchers aim to develop a blueprint for converting overused agricultural areas – such as oil palm plantations – into near-natural rainforests.

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Land management

The type of vegetation and land use plays an important role in water retention and runoff in the landscape. An international team of scientists have developed a mathematical model that can reflect the complex interplays…

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Land management

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven measure to fight the climate crisis and enhance food security, water supply and…

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Land management

Land-use changes across the globe are putting growing pressure on land as a source of livelihood. Researchers are concerned about the loss of agricultural land; they emphasise the importance of biodiversity and call for…

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Land management

For the second consecutive year, the Global Landscapes Forum has held its annual summit in Bonn, Germany. The event, held in early December, centred on accelerating action towards achieving major internationally agreed…

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Participants of the first international “Landscape 2018” conference in Berlin. <br/> Photo: © Tony Haupt
Land management

The central role of agricultural landscape research in achieving the UN sustainability goals was in the focus of the first Landscape Forum organised by the German Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research.

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Land management

With the target on Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) the Sustainable Development Goals have created new political momentum to address land degradation. The UN Convention to Combat Desertification adopted LDN as its…

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Land management

Bush encroachment is a matter of growing concern in the semi-arid regions of Namibia. Locally adapted, long-term solutions for land restoration must be elaborated. It is crucial that local scientists are empowered to map…

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