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LADA/WOCAT seminar held in Rome on tools for assessing and monitoring SLM and Land degradation
A LADA/WOCAT seminar was held in FAO headquarters on the 16th February 2010. The seminar was organized as part of an internal WOCAT management meeting and strategy development process for scaling up of LADA/WOCAT assessment and monitoring tools and methods. The objective of the seminar was to inform potential partners of the WOCAT/ LADA tools and their potential applications and opportunities for networking / collaboration and to obtain feedback/suggestions from FAO and partners on opportunities for uptake / adaptation in global, regional and national programs. The seminar was targeted to Rome-based agencies and participants from the following organizations: Swiss Development Corporation SDC, UNEP/DGEF, IFAD, EC Joint Research Center, Drynet/Global Mechanism and Bioversity International.

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Proceedings of the LADA workshop for South East Asia

The proceedings of the LADA workshop for South East Asia that was held in Bangkok in April 2009 are available here.

Videos on land degradation and sustainable land management in Senegal 

Videos recorded by the CSE-LADA team in Senegal during local assessments of land degradation and sustainable land management can be viewed on You Tube. The videos were shot in the Department of Nioro du Rip (groundnut basin, in the centre West of Senegal) from 16 to 24 June 2009 and in the Arrondissement of Barkedji (sylvopastoral zone, in the Centre North of Senegal) from 23 July to 3 August 2009. The themes addressed include livelihoods, vegetation, water resources and soil.

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Videos on land degradation and sustainable land management in Senegal
Videos recorded by the CSE-LADA team in Senegal during local assessments of land degradation and sustainable land management can be viewed on You Tube. The videos were shot in the Department of Nioro du Rip (groundnut basin, in the Western Center of Senegal) from June 16th to 24th 2009 and in the the Arrondissement of Barkedji (sylvopastoral zone, in the Northern Center of Senegal) from July 23rd to August 3rd 2009. The themes addressed are the following livelihoods, vegetation, water resources and soil.
 
Interactive LUS map of Senegal
The interactive LUS map of Senegal is available for download here (50 Mb). The interactive map shows and describes the different Land Use Systems of Senegal.
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The interactive LUS map of Senegal is now available for download. Please click here to download the application on your computer (50 Mb). The interactive map shows and describes the different Land Use Systems of Senegal.

 
LADA methodology presented in the Caribbean region

A session on the LADA methodology and its possible applications in the Caribbean region was held in Saint Lucia on 18 and 19 November 2009. The session was organized in the context of a FAO workshop on financing mechanisms for sustainable land management This led (post LADA project) to a follow up project to apply he methodology in those countries.

General aspects of LADA were presented by Mr. Riccardo Biancalani, LADA technical advisor, and the possibilities for application of the methodology in the case of Small Island Countries. Ms. Stella Navone, of the LADA Team Argentina illustrated the achievements of the project in Argentina, with a focus on the results of the local assessment. A representative of CARICOM also attended the event. The methodology was well received, and strong operational interest was expressed by some participant countries and regional organizations.

 
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