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Watershed management in action: Lessons learned from FAO field projects

Author(s) Petra Wolter, Thomas Hofer
Year of publication 2018
This study reviewed the achievements, and also the shortcomings, of 12 watershed management projects technically supported by FAO over the past decade, with a view to learning from experience. Watershed management is best carried out as a step wise multi-stakeholder process. The review identified the following areas for moving forward: institutional strengthening for improved watershed governance; watershed monitoring; capitalizing on increased data availability; knowledge sharing and learning; and strategic partnerships for joint action on the ground
Type of Case
Printed publication (book, sourcebook, journal article…)
Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Middle East
Arid lands, Temperate, Tropical
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Protection of soil and water