Геопространственная информация в поддержку устойчивых продовольственных систем

Building Lesotho resilience through the upscale of Climate Smart Agriculture and functional DRR Land Resources Information

The project aimed to increase the resilience of Lesotho’s food and nutrition security through the upscaling of climate smart agriculture and a functional Land Resources Database (LRD).
A functional LRD and evidence-based decision-making tools are essential for the management and sustainable use of natural resources. FAO Lesotho, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) and the Ministry of Forestry, Range and Soil Conservation (MFRSC) in 2012 started implementing the Resilience Strategy, promoting adaptation to climate change and sustainable farming systems with emphasis on sustainable land management. The newly enriched National Land Cover database, apart from providing a robust baseline of the current state of land cover in the country as of 2014, opens the development of diverse range of applications (Disaster Risk Maps, Erosion Risk Assessment, Rangeland Monitoring etc.), strengthening organizational capacities in the generation and utilization of spatial information for natural resources, agriculture management and agro-environmental studies.