Soils

The World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies – WOCAT – has been promoting sustainable land management (SLM) for nearly three decades. A global database was set up in 1995, underpinned by a standardised…

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Soils

Since 2011, the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) initiative has been making the economic case for investing in sustainable land management to prevent and restore soil degradation around the world. For one thing is…

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Land management

Restoring land, soils, forests and other ecosystems would contribute more than one-third of the cost-effective climate change mitigation needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C while supporting biodiversity conservation,…

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Land management

Indigenous and non-Indigenous activists and experts criticize the outcomes of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, calling for an alternative conservation model that focuses on the rights und needs of Indigenous…

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Land management

Africa is by far the most targeted continent for large-scale land acquisitions (LSLAs).This study reviews scientific literature on the microeconomic and social effects of large-scale land acquisitions in sub-Saharan…

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Land management

This background paper highlights the opportunities landscape approaches can bring to rural areas with their ecosystems and communities.

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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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