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Drylands. Sustaining Livelihoods and Conserving Ecosystem Services

Drylands. Sustaining Livelihoods and Conserving Ecosystem Services
  • UNESCO- Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). June 2014
  • This policy brief looks at the Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD) project which began with a first phase running from 2003-2007, and a second phase from 2009 until 2013. The second phase of the project built on the successes of the first phase and focused on the following points included in the policy brief: the improvement of dryland agriculture and the rehabilitation of degraded lands; the promotion of sustainable livelihoods, and the development of policy-relevant guidelines for future land use. The brief uses multi-partner research teams in nine countries spanning Africa, the Arab States, Asia and Latin America and provides a summary for decision makers, a section on why to invest in drylands; integrating sustainable land management and a summary of the impacts on the ground floor.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Arab countries, Asia, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Jordan, Pakistan, Tunisia
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Arid zones, Drylands, Investments, Land degradation, Land management, Livelihoods
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Governments, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Impact evaluation, Reporting on project findings/outputs, Stimulate debate
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Policy briefing
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Published in 2015