WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) is an established global network which supports innovation and decision-making processes in Sustainable Land Management (SLM). In response to the need to formalise the previously informal global network a Framework Agreement defining the WOCAT Network as WOCAT International, and WOCAT Regional and National has been elaborated and legally safeguarded. In August 2014, the Consortium Partners officially signed the Agreement, which marks the start of a promising collaboration between the Consortium Partners and all partners of the WOCAT Network worldwide.

The overall goal of the WOCAT Network is to unite the efforts in knowledge management and decision support for up-scaling SLM among all stakeholders including national governmental and non-governmental institutions and international and regional organizations and programmes. The network provides tools that allow SLM specialists to identify fields and needs of action, share their valuable knowledge in land management, that assist them in their search for appropriate SLM technologies and approaches, and that support them in making decisions in the field and at the planning level and in up-scaling identified best practices (-> view WOCAT flyer -> view introductory presentation).

Events

31.05.2016 | 4th WOCAT Steering Committee Meeting at FAO headquarters in |Rome, Italy

The 4th WOCAT Steering Committee Meeting will take place from May 31st till June 3rd at ...

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03.06.2016 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | "Roots of Resilience" event at IFAD headquarters in Rome, Italy

On June 3rd the event ‚Roots of Resilience‘ will take place at IFAD headquarters in Rome, ...

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17.07.2016 - 22.07.2016 | EUROSOIL Istanbul 2016

A scientific session on SLM will be held at the EUROSOIL 2016 Congress. The title of the ...

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01.08.2016 - 05.08.2016 | Training course on Sustainable Agriculture (MOSA)

Are you involved in rural development and natural resource management as a (junior or ...

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22.08.2016 - 26.08.2016 | The third world conference of world association of soil|and water conservation

The third world conference of world association of soil and water conservation will take ...

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Joint Forest Management (JFM) in Tajikistan

The video was produced in the frame of the FLERMONECA project (Forest and Biodiversity Governance, including Environmental Monitoring), financed by the European Union and implemented by the regional programme for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Central Asia of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
This video is linked to the approach A_TAJ015en.

Видео было снято в рамках проекта “Управление лесами и биоразнообразием, включая мониторинг состояния окружающей среды” (FLERMONECA), финансируемого Европейским Союзом и реализуемого региональной программой Германского общества по международному сотрудничеству (GIZ) по устойчивому использованию природных ресурсов в Центральной Азии.
Это видео связано с подходом A_ TAJ015ru.

 

 

Category: SLM Approaches
Language: Tajik
Subtitles: Russian, English
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Joint Wildlife Management in the mountain ecosystem of the Kemin district, Chui region, Kyrgyzstan

The video was produced in the frame of the FLERMONECA project (Forest and Biodiversity Governance, including Environmental Monitoring), financed by the European Union and implemented by the regional programme for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Central Asia of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
This video is linked to the approach A_KYR001en.

Видео было снято в рамках проекта “Управление лесами и биоразнообразием, включая мониторинг состояния окружающей среды” (FLERMONECA), финансируемого Европейским Союзом и реализуемого региональной программой Германского общества по международному сотрудничеству (GIZ) по устойчивому использованию природных ресурсов в Центральной Азии.
Это видео связано с подходом A_KYR001ru.

 

 

Category: SLM Approaches
Language: Kirghiz
Subtitles: Russian, English
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Joint Pasture Management in Kyrgyzstan

The video was produced in the frame of the FLERMONECA project (Forest and Biodiversity Governance, including Environmental Monitoring), financed by the European Union and implemented by the regional programme for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Central Asia of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
This video is linked to the approach A_KYR003en.

Видео было снято в рамках проекта “Управление лесами и биоразнообразием, включая мониторинг состояния окружающей среды” (FLERMONECA), финансируемого Европейским Союзом и реализуемого региональной программой Германского общества по международному сотрудничеству (GIZ) по устойчивому использованию природных ресурсов в Центральной Азии.
Это видео связано с подходом  A_KYR003ru.

Category: SLM Approaches
Produced in: Kyrgyzstan
Language: Kirghiz
Subtitles: Russian, English
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Public bakery

This video is linked to the approach A_TAJ058en / A_TAJ058ru “The work of public bakery where local inhabitant are jointly baking bread by using less firewood".

It was produced in the frame of the project FLERMONECA (Forest and Biodiversity Governance, including Environmental Monitoring), financed by the European Union and implemented by the regional programme for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Central Asia of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Category: SLM Approaches
Produced in: Tajikistan
Language: Tajik
Subtitles: English
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Rapid method of hay transportation

This video is linked to the technology T_TAJ662en / T_TAJ662ru “Rapid method of hay transportation from highlands haymaking place by using hay carrying mechanism”.

It was produced in the frame of the project FLERMONECA (Forest and Biodiversity Governance, including Environmental Monitoring), financed by the European Union and implemented by the regional programme for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Central Asia of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Category: Others
Produced in: Tajikistan
Language: Tajik
Subtitles: English
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Good land management to reduce disasters in Tajikistan

Exchanging knowledge and jointly develop strategies helps to improve land management. In this video six land users in Tajikistan explain and demonstrate the benefits of good land management. Through different SLM practices they protect themselves and their environment from disasters, reduce land degradation and increase production on their lands.

The video was produced for broadcasting on several Tajik TV channels.

Category: General SLM Videos
Produced in: Tajikistan
Produced for: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Tajikistan, Integrated Watershed Management Project 2014
Language: Tajik
Subtitles: English
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Regional and National WOCAT Initiatives

This is a short video showing a few examples of how WOCAT is used in different regions and projects.

Category: General SLM Videos
Produced for: UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference, Cancún, Mexico 2015
Language: English
Subtitles: English
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Self Help Group

Henri Mwiti explains the functioning and benefits of the Mailisaba conservation agriculture and manure management self-help group in Kenya.

Category: SLM Approaches
Produced in: Kenya
Produced for: IFAD 2014
Language: English, English dubbed
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Water Resources Users’ Association

Mercy Kendi explains how the Ngushishi water resources users' association in Kenya functions and what benefits the members get from the equal distribution of the joint water sources.

Category: SLM Approaches
Produced in: Kenya
Produced for: IFAD 2014
Language: English, English dubbed
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Conservation Agriculture

Henri Mwiti demonstrates on his farm in Kenya the main steps for implementing conservation agriculture and shows the benefits he gets for his family.

Category: Conservation Agriculture
Produced in: Kenya
Produced for: IFAD 2014
Language: English, English dubbed
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Stone Lines

David Njeru Kibuthi shows how to construct a stone line on moderate slopes with many stones and describes the many benefits he gets since he has realized this technology on his farm. 

Category: Cross-slope Measures
Produced in: Kenya
Produced for: IFAD 2014
Language: Swahili, English dubbed
Subtitles: English
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Riparian Zone Protection

Peter Gitimu demonstrates and explains on his farm in Kenya the main steps for protecting the riparian zone of a small river which is suffering from erosion and shows which benefits he gets from his efforts. 

Category: Others
Produced in: Kenya
Produced for: IFAD 2014
Language: English, English dubbed
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Livestock commitee at village level

The rotational grazing system has many advantages for the village and the livestock committee. The pastures improve and this helps to increase the number of animals per family. The head of the livestock committee suggests where to let the animals graze depending on the weather situation.

Category: SLM Approaches
Produced in: Tajikistan
Produced for: CAMP Forum 2012
Language: Tajik
Subtitles: English
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Rotational grazing supported by additional water points

Since the introduction of pasture management two years ago soil erosion has decreased and areas affected by past erosion processes have improved. Additionally to the rotational grazing system, water points were installed to water the animals during dry periods.

Category: Grazing Land Management and Pastoralism
Produced in: Tajikistan
Produced for: CAMP Forum 2012
Language: Tajik
Subtitles: English
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Infilling of gullies with vegetative structures

Infilling of gullies with vegetative structures reduces erosion, slows down the water runoff and collects the sediments. Willow cuttings are planted in the gullies and branches are woven into them. These barriers, built every few meters, help to stabilize the soil and to fill up the gully.

Category: Cross-slope Measures
Produced in: Tajikistan
Produced for: CAMP Forum 2012
Language: Tajik
Subtitles: English
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Roof top rainwater harvesting

Due to a lack of springs and nearby rivers, roof top rainwater harvesting is very important in many areas offering a simple method to collect and store water. The earth tank lined with a polyethylene sheet allows to retain thousands of liters of rainwater collected from the roof of the house and it can easily be built in two days.

Category: Water Harvesting
Produced in: Tajikistan
Produced for: CAMP Forum 2012
Language: Tajik
Subtitles: English
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Energy efficiency measures to increase the application of organic fertilizer

By building a new and more efficient stove, a lot of energy can be saved. Less dung cakes are needed for cooking and boiling water. This leads to a higher amount of organic fertilizer that can be applied on the fields.

Category: Others
Produced in: Tajikistan
Produced for: CAMP Forum 2012
Language: Uzbek
Subtitles: English
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Reduced pressure on forest resources by improved thermal insulation

Thermal insulation of private houses with energy efficient products helps to reduce the fuel-wood demand and pressures on the natural environment. With the new oven, it is possible to bake bread, boil water and cook food at the same time. The isolated windows, ceilings and doors keep the room warm even during the cold winter. Additionally, less manure is burnt in the stoves and can therefore be used as fertilizer on the arable land.

Category: Others
Produced in: Tajikistan
Produced for: CAMP Forum 2012
Language: Uzbek
Subtitles: English
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Orchard based agroforestry

This agroforestry system provides protection against strong winds, heavy rains and flooding. Soil erosion has been reduced due to improved soil cover by the inter cropping, and through leaf litter. Furthermore, about three quarters of the crop residues are left on the field as mulch and the remainder is used as fodder. Soil organic matter and soil fertility has improved.

Category: Agroforestry
Produced in: Tajikistan
Produced for: CAMP Forum 2012
Language: Tajik
Subtitles: English
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Conversion of grazing land to fruit and fodder plots

After fencing and applying manure on the bare soil, this once heavily degraded slope was converted into a fruit and fodder plot producing a high yield which covers the family's needs.

Category: Agroforestry
Produced in: Tajikistan
Produced for: CAMP Forum 2012
Language: Tajik
Subtitles: English
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For Greener Land and Bluer Water

WOCAT introduces the application of video as an innovative, audio-visual tool to support and complement existing WOCAT knowledge on SLM Technologies and Approaches.

Category: General SLM Videos
Produced in: Kenya
Produced for: WOCAT Secretariat, Berne
Language: English
Subtitles: English
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Principles of Sustainable Land Management

This video describes the main principles of Sustainable Land Management through demonstrations by land users in Kenya who practice good land management on their fields.

Category: General SLM Videos
Produced for: UNCCD COP11 2013
Language: English, English dubbed
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Building resilience – people with greener land

This video shows the importance of Sustainable Land Management for building resilience to climate change, drought and disasters through examples of innovative land users in Tajikistan and Kenya who practice good land management. 

Category: General SLM Videos
Produced for: UNCCD-CST and CRIC 2013
Language: English dubbed, Portuguese and Spanish
Subtitles: German
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