WOCAT is using video to transform and package documented SLM knowledge into informative and authentic audio-visual material. Videos are produced together with innovative, experienced land users who have successfully implemented a SLM practice on their farm and are willing to capture their personal story on video and share their knowledge. Three video types are produced:

  1. General SLM videos with a length of seven to ten minutes which cover a certain topic in the field of SLM and can be used e.g. in presentations, trainings or for broadcasting on TV.
  2. Instructional videos which serve as audiovisual guide for the implementation of SLM Technologies and Approaches and aim at motivating land users to replicate a practice on their land. Instructional videos are part of a larger training package including a written documentation containing further details and data.
  3. Short video clips on SLM Technologies and Approaches which comprise of short statements by land users regarding particular aspects of a SLM Technology or Approach.


Video addresses various target groups at different levels acting as intermediaries to reach the ultimate target group and beneficiaries, the land users. At field level: technical staff, extension workers, agricultural advisors, and project implementers; at (sub-) national level: planners, project designers, decision makers, and researchers; and at regional and global level: policy makers, international programme planners, donors and the broad public. Due to this versatility and the fact that they provide authentic information from the field, videos are a promising tool not only for knowledge sharing in SLM but also for extensive advocacy for SLM.

Latest WOCAT videos:

  • La culture durable de l’arbre fourrager Samata à Madagascar (Version française)
  • La culture durable de l’arbre fourrager Samata à Madagascar (Version frainçaise et malgache)
  • Sustainable use of Samata Tree
  • Análise de constelação
  • Constellation Analysis
  • Controle biológico de pragas
  • Biological Pest Control
  • Role Play Games
  • Les jeux de rôle participatifs
La culture durable de l’arbre fourrager Samata à Madagascar (Version française)

Ce film montre l'utilisation durable et de la technique de multiplication de boutures de l'arbre Samata avec l'objectif de la fourniture à long terme de plus de fourrage pour le bétail afin de réduire la pression sur la végétation naturelle. Le film était produit par SuLaMa (Sustainable Landmanagement in south-western Madagascar) et WOCAT.

Category: Making sense of research for SLM and Grazing Land Management and Pastoralism
Produced in: Madagascar
Produced for: GLUES
Language: French
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La culture durable de l’arbre fourrager Samata à Madagascar (Version frainçaise et malgache)

Ce film montre l'utilisation durable et de la technique de multiplication de boutures de l'arbre Samata avec l'objectif de la fourniture à long terme de plus de fourrage pour le bétail afin de réduire la pression sur la végétation naturelle. Le film était produit par SuLaMa (Sustainable Landmanagement in south-western Madagascar) et WOCAT.

Category: Making sense of research for SLM and Grazing Land Management and Pastoralism
Produced in: Madagascar
Produced for: GLUES
Language: Malagasy
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Sustainable use of Samata Tree

The succulent evergreen tree Euphorbia stenoclada (“samata”) is the most important dry season fodder resource on the coastal plains grazing grounds in the Mahafaly Plateau region. This video shows the propagation of “samata” cuttings for long-term provision of supplementary livestock fodder to reduce the pressure on natural vegetation. The film was produced by SuLaMa and WOCAT.

Category: Making sense of research for SLM and Grazing Land Management and Pastoralism
Produced in: Madagascar
Produced for: GLUES
Language: English
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Análise de constelação

A Análise da Constelação é uma metodologia usada para esclarecer percepções de diferentes partes interessadas sobre desafios ou situações críticas a fim de identificar caminhos para uma melhor tomada de decisões. Ao mesmo tempo esta abordagem facilita um processo deliberativo de gestão da terra e água, ou outros recursos e tomadas de decisão. Em oficinas, os participantes visualizam e discutem as inter-relações entre atores e fatores naturais, técnicos e regulatórios associados. Os tipos de relacionamentos indicam tanto as barreiras específicas como as oportunidades para mudança.

Category: Making sense of research for SLM and SLM Approaches
Produced in: Brazil
Produced for: GLUES
Language: Portuguese
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Constellation Analysis

Constellation Analysis is a tool used to clarify perceptions of different stakeholders about critical situations or problems and paves the way for better informed decision-making while facilitating a negotiated process of land management with potential changes/techniques. In workshops, participants visualize interrelationships between actors, as well as the associated natural, technical and regulatory factors.

Category: Making sense of research for SLM and SLM Approaches
Produced in: Brazil
Produced for: GLUES
Language: English
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Controle biológico de pragas

A tecnologia descrita neste vídeo tem como objetivo o controle biológico de pragas. Duas linhas de ações são apresentadas que permitem a redução ou a completa abstinência de usar agroquímicos comuns. Recomenda-se a manutenção e o estabelecimento de habitats necessários para inimigos naturais tais como anfíbios. A crescente heterogeneidade do habitat dentro ou pelo menos ao redor do cultivo ou da plantação estimula a diversidade de anfíbios e assim um maior número de tipos de pragas será controlado. Se as pragas não têm inimigos naturais é indicado de usar pesticidas orgânicos ou caseiros que são menos nocivos para a saúde do meio ambiente e da gente do que os agroquímicos comuns.

Category: Making sense of research for SLM and Others
Produced in: Brazil
Produced for: GLUES
Language: Portuguese
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Biological Pest Control

The technology aims at biological pest control through reducing the use of common agrochemicals by supporting preferred habitats of biological pest control agents like amphibians and by using alternative self-made organic pesticides. Increasing habitat heterogeneity stimulates the diversity of amphibians and so a greater number of pest types will be controlled.

Category: Making sense of research for SLM and Others
Produced in: Brazil
Produced for: GLUES
Language: English
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Role Play Games

This video was produced by SuLaMa and WOCAT.

Category: Making sense of research for SLM and SLM Approaches
Produced in: Madagascar
Produced for: GLUES
Language: English
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Les jeux de rôle participatifs

Ce vidéo était produit par SuLaMa et WOCAT.

Category: SLM Approaches and Making sense of research for SLM
Produced in: Madagascar
Produced for: GLUES
Language: French
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The WOCAT videos and other SLM videos can be viewed on the website of Access Agriculture.