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:

  • Self Help Group
  • Water Resources Users’ Association
  • Conservation Agriculture
  • Stone Lines
  • Riparian Zone Protection
  • Infilling of gullies with vegetative structures
  • For Greener Land and Bluer Water
  • Principles of Sustainable Land Management
  • Building resilience – people with greener land
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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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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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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The WOCAT videos and other SLM videos can be viewed on the website of Access Agriculture.