The GLO is a strategic communications platform that demonstrates the central importance of land quality to human well-being. It assesses current trends in land conversion, degradation and loss, identifies driving factors and analyzes impacts, provides scenarios for future challenges and opportunitie…
The Scientific Conceptual Framework for Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) provides a scientific foundation for understanding, implementing and monitoring LDN. It has been designed to create a bridge between the vision and the practical implementation of LDN, by defining LDN in operational terms. The…
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Capacity Building Marketplace is an exchange platform for those seeking and offering knowledge, training and opportunities related to the UNCCD’s mandate regarding the issues of capacity building. These resources are helpful for anyone…
For UNCCD stakeholders the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) is the primary recommended database for best practices on “sustainable land management (SLM) technologies, including adaptation”. If you want to share a best practice, please follow the steps outlined here.…
The Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) concept has been developed to encourage implementation of an optimal mix of measures designed to avoid, reduce and/or reverse land degradation in order to achieve a state of no net loss of healthy and productive land.
Land Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) provides mobile apps supporting Land Degradation Neutrality project planning and implementation with simple soil and vegetation data collection.
An agreement between The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and The World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) was signed on 15 April 2014. In the agreement WOCAT was identified as primary recommended database for best practices on SLM technologies.
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