where the land is greener – experiences contributing to sustainable land management

Gudrun Schwilch, Daniel Danano, Sudibya Kanti Khisa, William Critchley & Hanspeter Liniger (2007)

There are numerous positive experiences that contribute to sustainable land management – but this wealth of information is often not  tapped, and commonly not even recognised. The World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) is a network and a methodology with the aim of sharing this valuable knowledge to improve livelihoods and the environment. Forty-two promising case  studies were recently documented and analysed in a global overview book entitled ‘where the land is greener’ (WOCAT 2007), from which a consolidated list of policy points were drawn.

This paper highlights some of these conclusions and policy points.


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