Sustainable Land Management

  • The why and how of mainstreaming gender in Sustainable Land Management
    Oct 16, 2007

    As part of UNDP's new series "Gender Mainstreaming: a Key Driver of Development in Environment & Energy," this guide looks at why gender is relevant to policymaking and programming in sustainable land management. It details how UNDP can strengthen the gender dimension of its work in sustainable land management at the policy level, as well as in project programming.

  • Policy Opportunities and Challenges in Dryland Areas of East Africa
    Oct 15, 2008

    The paper presents a summary of the challenges, opportunities and policies adopted by the three East African countries – Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania – to address the production and marketing of goods and services from drylands. It also provides recommendations on policy that could enhance production and marketing of relevant products

  • Mother Earth: Women and sustainable land management
    Aug 31, 2007

    The publication provides practitioners and policy-makers with practical guidance on the mainstreaming of gender considerations in sustainable land management (SLM). It argues that such approaches will not only provide women with a platform to fully engage in development, but will also enhance the delivery of impacts and effectiveness of our interventions.

  • Jun 15, 2006

    In 2005, UNDPs Drylands Development Center and the International Land Coalition hosted a workshop that addressed key land tenure issues in Africa that influence food security, environmental sustainability, agricultural intensification, conflict, peace building and broader rural development. This publication contains 12 briefs that summarize select papers presented at this workshop.

  • Climate Change in the African Drylands
    Nov 1, 2009

    This report highlights the climate change mitigation potential of the African drylands, and lays out various paths towards adaptation which should be supported to reduce the vulnerability of dryland populations, and increase their food security.

  • Second African Drought Risk and Development Forum Report
    Aug 1, 2007

    The Second Forum on African Drought Risk and Development (ADDF2) was held in Nairobi in October 2006. The Forum focused on the Greater Horn of Africa, following a drought that triggered a food crisis in that region. The report outlines key messages and recommendations for practitioners and policy makers along with key themes that emerged from the discussions.

  • Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality
    Aug 25, 2017

    UNDP assists countries to integrate land and related environmental concerns into national and sectoral development plans and strategies, secure resources, and implement programmes that advance inclusive, sustainable growth and development.

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