The new book ‘Making sense of research for sustainable land management’ published by CDE/WOCAT and UFZ is based on the work of more than 600 scientists and synthesizes experiences and practice-relevant results from a 7year German funded international research programme on interactions between land management, climate change, and ecosystems and their services. It includes 30 technologies and approaches documented using WOCAT standardized tools. It was launched on 5 December 2016 at the CBD COP13 in Cancun, Mexico.
The book provides evidence of how practices of
sustainable land management – existing as well as new – can be adapted
to specific local and regional contexts. It shows how research can
support decision makers and advisors from a variety of sectors - at
national, regional, and local levels - in comprehending the complexity
of sustainable land management. It assists them in identifying and
developing suitable solutions for prevention or restoration of land
degradation, improvement of yields, increasing resilience in production
systems, and making water management more efficient. A special focus
targets measures for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Liniger, HP., Mekdaschi Studer, R., Moll, P., Zander, U. 2017. Making sense of research for sustainable land management. Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland and Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany.