Sustainable Forest Management Impact Program on Dryland Sustainable Landscapes

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29/03/2024
The DSL-IP presented the One Country Champion, One Core Theme approach at the IYM Closing Ceremony! Read here to learn more about the event. 
06/03/2024
The inaugural workshops of the Dryland Sustainable Landscapes Impact Programme (DSL-IP) were successfully held in the Chobe and Tutume sub-basins on 15 December 2023 and 18 January 2024, respectively. This programme is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FA...
29/01/2024
Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) at landscape level is possible, but also very challenging, especially with scarce or non-existing data for making well-informed decisions. To tackle this, the Drylands Sustainable Landscapes Impact Program (DSL-IP), a multi-country endeavor supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has developed its Integrated Landscape Assessment Methodology (ILAM), aimed to strengthening the LDN process through ensuring data from multiple sources and levels is seamlessly integrated to generate meaningful and evidence-based information.
22/12/2023
In its mission to amplify the impact of its country-level interventions, the Dryland Sustainable Landscapes Impact Program (DSL-IP), a multi-country endeavor financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), has been working with Forest and Farm Producer Organizations (FFPOs) in Southern Africa to leverage on their existing social capital within the project’s landscapes to bridge sustainable land management, business plan development, and crop diversification at farm and landscape level.
06/12/2023

In Zimbabwe, implementation of the Dryland Sustainable Landscapes Impact Program (DSL-IP) is under way aiming to halt and reverse negative trends of land and forest degradation, while enhancing climate resilience of degraded areas of Miombo and Mopane woodlands. A recent field visit took place in Runde and Save landscapes to monitor, assess, and review progress achieved, and come up with recommendations for project activities in Chimanimani, Chipinge, Zaka, Masvingo and Shurugwi. 

16/11/2023
On 15 November, the GEF-7 Dryland Sustainable Landscapes Impact Program (DSL-IP) travelled to Samarkand, Uzbekistan to co-host a side event within the context of the twenty-first session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 21) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).  
27/05/2023
GEF-7 Dryland Sustainable Landscapes Impact Program (DSL-IP) launches the Regional Exchange Mechanism for Southern Africa through its first workshop.
23/05/2023
Global stakeholders unite under the Drylands Sustainable Landscapes Impact Program to strategize sustainable dryland and forest management
22/05/2023
Representatives of eight countries and partners contributing to the Drylands Sustainable Landscapes Impact Program (DSL-IP), Regional Cluster in Southern Africa will meet in Harare this week to accelerate the programme’s implementation at country level, develop skills and plan next steps of this major initiative supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
07/04/2023
The first Summer School will take place in Amman, Jordan, in September 2023 in parallel with COFO Working Group’s Third SessionDeadline to apply is 11 June 2023
29/03/2023
The Transforming Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems course was developed through the joint efforts and expertise of the COFO WG and 15 partners, the largest collaboration to date on any FAO Academy course.
03/03/2023
Restoring ecosystems through sustainable forest and land management in Namibia: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) hosted the inception workshop and official launch of the project called “Integrated landscape management to reduce, reverse and avoid further degradation and support the sustainable use of natural resources in the Mopane-Miombo belt of northern Namibia”.
25/01/2023
The country has been a significant actor in the MEV-CAM initiative since 2020, where community members in Ntcheu, one of the districts in Central Malawi and targeted site for the DSL-IP, documented a handful of challenges but also many achievements experienced in their landscape.
19/01/2023
Malawi and Tanzania upscale best practices through the Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management Initiative.
22/12/2022
Focal points from the Working Group on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems of the Committee on Forestry (COFO WG) and the Sustainable Forest Management Impact Program on Dryland Sustainable Landscapes (DSL-IP) held a meeting on Monday, to strengthen their collaboration and support activities in DSL-IP countries.
20/09/2022
IIED and partners of the Forest and Farm Facility are providing business incubation support around country-specific core themes to forest and farm producer organisations in the Miombo Mopane ecoregion of Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
15/09/2022
The event featured crucial country-level testimonials that shed light on context-specific challenges and opportunities, while also highlighting the pivotal role integration-based approaches play in fostering progress.
15/02/2022
On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, the Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management (MEV-CAM) initiative kicked off its participatory video (PV) training. The MEV-CAM initiative is led by the Dryland Forestry team at theFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and funded by the South-South Triangle Cooperation program.