The UNCCD Scientific Knowledge Brokering Portal (SKBP)
The Scientific Knowledge Brokering Portal (SKBP) pilot centralizes knowledge databases containing relevant sustainable land management (SLM) best practices and scientific knowledge to allow users to search for relevant data. The search portal has been developed with financial contributions from the Spanish and Swiss Governments in addition to the in-kind contributions of five SKBP pilot partners, including: the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), World Soil Information (ISRIC), World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT), the Technologies and Practices for Small Agricultural Producers (TECA) project of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the FAO International System for Agricultural Science and Technology (FAO AGRIS). The Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA Jornada) has contributed expert knowledge and allowed the UNCCD to leverage many of the tools being developed as part of JournalMap and the global Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS); it has been a leading in-kind contributor to the development of the SKBP pilot interactive web maps.
Currently the SKBP search portal is being further integrated into the UNCCD Knowledge Hub to facilitate a further engagement of current and new partners.