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Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management

Sustainable Land Management Information System (SLMIS)

The CACILM Multicountry Partnership Framework Support Project (CMPF Support Project) will provide additional support to the implementation of CACILM and the respective national programmes. In particular, it will assist the five Central Asian Countries (CAC) Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan in adopting an integrated approach to land use planning and management, taking into consideration current international efforts towards an harmonization of land data and information management. In this context CACILM intends to introduce the LADA methodology, and indicators and will work with National Institutes and FAO on the design and development of a sustainable land management information system (SLMIS).

Impact and outcomes

The development of the Sustainable Land Management Information System (SLMIS) will improve the current weaknesses in institutional capacity and the information base for assessing and monitoring land degradation in the five Central Asian countries. The SLMIS will establish a baseline for land degradation in the sub-region and will provide key indicators for monitoring. Relevant stakeholders will participate in a range of training activities to enable them to apply current information systems methodology for national and sub-national level assessment of land degradation. This multi-country program will ultimately enhance the countries’ institutional capacity to assess and monitor land degradation and to understand adopt integrated land use planning and management systems for the successful implementation of their programmes in support of sustainable land management.

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Land use systems of the world- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. LADA 2008

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Land Tenure and Management Unit (NRLA)
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