What’s next for Sustainable Land Management in Ethiopia and globally?

With Ethiopia and the world working towards more Sustainable Land Management (SLM), global experts met in Addis Ababa and recommended a move towards stronger landscape solutions and better demonstration of the benefits of SLM for livelihoods.

The 19th WOCAT Network Meeting in Ethiopia on 15-16 May 2019 focused on how to up- and out-scale Sustainable Land Management (SLM) while achieving Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN). WOCAT – a global network of SLM experts – brought members together to share achievements and challenges, and guide future strategies. The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems and partner CIAT contributed sponsorship and key expertise.

SLM includes a range of approaches and technologies that ensure humans use soils, water, animals and plants with ecosystem health and future livelihoods in mind. These range from broader approaches such as participatory management, to physical…