Documenting field knowledge for better land management decisions

Experiences with WOCAT tools in local, national and global programs

Hanspeter Liniger, Godert van Lynden & Gudrun Schwilch (2002)

During the ISCO Conference in Sydney in 1992, the global network of Soil and Water Conservation specialists called the “ World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies” (WOCAT) was initiated. WOCAT has developed tools to document, monitor and evaluate SWC know-how and disseminate it around the globe in order to facilitate exchange of experience.

The present paper reviews some of WOCAT’s strengths and weaknesses and shows the way forward.


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