E-learning course: "Sustainable Land Management and Restoration"

29 March 2019

The E-learning course: "Sustainable Land Management and Restoration", developed by CIHEAM Bari in collaboration with FAO in the context of the project FAOLAND, was published by the FAO E-learning Centre. The link to the course that will be launched officially during the FAO Land and Water Days Conference to be held in Cairo, Egypt 31 march-4 April 2019 is given below.

The course addresses sustainable land management from a technical and scientific perspective, but is written in a language suitable for the general public. Individuals who would especially benefit the most from taking the course include land and policy makers, land and water management technicians, extension service agents, agronomists, as well as farmers and land users.

This course focuses on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices, and their place within the global development agenda, specifically in order to achieve target 15.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aims ‘’to achieve a land degradation-neutral world’’. The course assists policy makers, practitioners and land users in the selection, planning, implementation and monitoring of SLM interventions, and related enabling environment.

Who is the course for?

This course addresses the subject matter from a technical perspective, but is written for the general public. Individuals who would especially benefit the most from taking the course include:

  • Local or national policy makers
  • Land and water management technicians
  • Extension agents and agronomists
  • Farmers and land users

You will learn about

  • Basic definitions and principles of land management, degradation and restoration
  • The participatory SLM land use planning approach
  • SLM tools and methods (WOCAT global network, the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) initiative and their 6+1 approach)
  • The use of financial and non-financial incentives for an enabling environment, to overcome barriers and encourage SLM adoption and uptake
  • SLM in the context of the global policy agenda, specifically SDG goal 15
  • The concept of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN).

For more information, click here

Sustainable land management and land restoration information sheet