TERRA AFRICA REGIONAL SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT
Guidelines and Best Practices
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Production of guidelines for best sustainable land management (SLM) technologies and approaches in Sub- Saharan Africa (SSA) has been part of TerrAfrica’s programme during 2009-2010. These guidelines and case studies are intended to help create a framework for investment related to SLM in SSA. The particular aim of these guidelines is to identify, analyse, discuss and disseminate promising SLM practices - including both technologies and approaches - in the light of the latest trends and new opportunities. The focus is, in particular, on those practices with rapid payback and profitability and / or other factors that drive adoption.
This document is targeted at key stakeholders in SLM
programmes and projects at the design and implementation
stages, including practitioners, managers, policymakers,
planners, together with, financial and technical
institutions, and donors. The guidelines are divided into
two main parts. Part 1 highlights the main principles
behind SLM, and what considerations are important for
technologies and approaches to qualify as ‘best practices’
suitable for upscaling. Part 2 presents twelve groups
of SLM technologies as well as a section on SLM approaches.
These are supported by specific case studies.
Key resource persons and experts on SLM in SSA were
asked to assist in finalising the SLM gr oups and to describe
specific case studies. This strives to be a ‘state of
the art’ product.
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