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New e-learning course on “Sustainable Land Management and Land Restoration” focused on SDG target 15.3, which aims "to achieve a land degradation-neutral world

Developed in collaboration between FAO and  CIHEAM-Bari, WOCAT, ELD and University of Leeds.

The course focuses on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices, and their place within the global development agenda, specifically in order to achieve SDG target 15.3, which aims "to achieve a land degradation-neutral world".

It includes five interactive lessons that introduce participants to a variety of tools and methods available for planning, implementation and monitoring of SLM.

You can find it in the section Climate change, Adaptation and Mitigation

The course targets policy makers at different levels, extension service agents, practitioners, land and water management technicians and land users.

Details for this course are available here

You will learn about:

  • Basic definitions and principles of land management, degradation and restoration
  • The participatory SLM land use planning approach
  • SLM tools and methods (WOCAT global network, the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) initiative and their 6+1 approach)
  • The use of financial and non-financial incentives for an enabling environment, to overcome barriers and encourage SLM adoption and uptake
  • SLM in the context of the global policy agenda, specifically SDG goal 15
  • The concept of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN)

For more information please see the course page under the FAO E-learning centre.

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