WOCAT has developed a modular questionnaire system for evaluating land management in order to meet the needs of different user groups: The “core questionnaires” on technologies and approaches contain the key questions on sustainable land management (SLM), they are the foundation of the WOCAT methodology. The WOCAT framework is flexible and open for additional topics on global issues such as climate change adaptation and mitigation and watershed management not covered in the standardised WOCAT questionnaires. Therefore further modules can be added according to specific interests and needs.
Currently, two modules are under development: one on climate change adaptation and one on the combined effects of various SLM technologies. There are further ideas for additional modules such as disaster risk reduction, climate change mitigation, carbon sequestration, and economics of SLM which are currently under discussion.