Consortium Partners



University of Bern, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Focal Point (name, position)

Albrecht Ehrensperger, Head of land resources cluster

Countries/ Key topics:

Global North and South

Mandate:

Conducting research for SLM and sustainable development research for filling SLM knowledge gaps, development and testing of tools.

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Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Focal Point

Christina Blank, National focal point UNCCD

Countries/ Key topics:

Global with specific target countries.

Mandate:

Reducing poverty, supporting smallholder farmers in diverse areas of production, marketing, and sustainable use of resources; Link to UNCCD, different global partnerships

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Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Focal Point

Stefan Schlingloff, Technical officer, supports the land/ soils team.

Countries/ Key topics:

Global

Mandate:

Ensuring productive, efficient, and sustainable use of land and water resources in order to meet demands for food and agriculture and to safeguard food security for present and future generations UN technical agency/ convening of agricultural sector ministries and bodies; Assistance in developing policies, investment frameworks, providing technical support through country/ regional/ global processes and strengthening capacities in accordance with its Strategic Framework; Hosting the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) secretariat, and supporting GSP implementation with a focus on promoting sustainable soil management (Pillar 1)

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Stefan Schlingloff

FAO
stefan.schlingloff( at )fao.org
Italy Italy

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ISRIC - World Soil Information

Focal Point

Godert Van Lynden, Deputy Director - Land degradation & SLM

Jan de Leeuw

Countries/ Key topics:

Global

Mandate:

Providing information about the world’s soil resources to help address major global issues; Application of soil data in global development issues

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Godert Van Lynden

ISRIC-World Soil Information
Sustainable Land Management Specialist
godert.vanlynden( at )wur.nl
Netherlands Netherlands

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Jan de Leeuw

ISRIC-World Soil Information
Senior Scientist
jan.deleeuw( at )wur.nl
Netherlands Netherlands

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Focal point

Dieter Nill, SLM specialist

Georg Deichert, Advisor rural development

Countries/ Key topics:

Globally active with countries based on bilateral agreements.

Mandate:

Provision of demand-driven, tailor-made, and effective services for sustainable rural development.

Advise on agricultural and rural development policy. In cooperation with academic institutions and the private sector, GIZ develops strategies for increasing production and income under changing conditions in agriculture and fishing, in ways, which maintain natural resources, the environment and biodiversity. We develop rural infrastructure and create access to markets.

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Dieter Nill


Advisor
dieter.nill( at )giz.de
Germany Germany

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Georg Deichert

georg.deichert@giz.de

International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Focal Point

Evan Girvetz, Senior scientist - Climate change and soils

Countries/ Key topics:

Global tropics

Mandate:

Land restoration and enhancement of ecosystem services, global responsibility for the improvement of cassava and common bean, and tropical forages for livestock. Knowledge generation on SLM in landscapes, engagement in Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) and other partnership networks.

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Evan Girvetz


e.girvetz( at )cgiar.org
Kenya Kenya

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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

Focal Point

Rajan Kotru, Regional programme manager - Transboundary landscapes

Sanjeev Bhuchar, Watershed management specialist, social forester

Countries/ Key topics:

Hindukush Himalaya region

Mandate:

Mountain development, valuation of ecosystem services, and restoration of degraded ecosystems; Link to interface between practice/policy and science; Experience in watershed management

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Sanjeev Bhuchar


Social Forester
sbhuchar( at )icimod.org
Nepal Nepal

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International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA)

Focal Point

Claudio Zucca, Soil conservation and SLM specialist

Countries/ Key topics:

Global nontropical dry areas; Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA)

Mandate:

Global mandate for the improvement of barley, lentil, and faba bean, improving agricultural productivity in nontropical dry areas, and sustainably improving the management of scarce water and land resources in dry areas; Delivering systems solutions for rain-fed, irrigated, and pastoral agricultural systems in drylands, which includes new crop varieties; agronomy; on-farm water productivity; natural resource management; rangeland and small ruminant production; and socioeconomic and policy research.

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claudio zucca


scientist
c.zucca( at )cgiar.org
Jordan Jordan

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