Land Development Department is the lead and coordinator of the Thailand National Project tooperate the project "Decision Support for Mainstreaming and Scaling up of Sustainable Land Management(DS-SLM)". Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) is the main agency and strongpartners for almost a decade now working towards common goals and vision to enhance agricultureproductivity particularly through various joint actions that aims to reverse the trends of soil
degradationas well. The DS-SLM project had been operated during 2018-2020. There were a large number of personnel from Land Development Department participating in this operation. This project is financially supported by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is operated as a global project under thecooperation of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) together with 15 participatory countries, namely Argentina, Bangladesh, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Lesotho, Morocco, Nigeria, The Philippines, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. This is regarded as upgrading participatory working to be used in sustainable land management (SLM)
The objective is to combat against land degradation and drought all over the world through the study on measures or best practices of sustainable land management, to assess problems, obstacles and challenges related to soil resources including building awareness and importance of the land degradation occurrence based on the principle of participatory working from stakeholders for implementing measures or efficient practices in sustainable land management from the ecosystem and to determine the guideline of scaling up and pushing solutions of land degradation and to utilize operating sustainable land management activities at the area level and the national level.
This will lead to increasing driving and scaling up or scaling out, so that the results of the study can be presented to executives and authorities determining policy decision making to develop the ecosystem to the system receiving services from the ecosystem more. National food security is also created. Operating activities in terms of land management for using resources sustainably at the regional level and at the national level has been promoted, which has been affected by the problems of desertification, land degradation and drought. Moreover, developing database to be collected as sustainable land management (SLM) measures has been supported under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Developing other data, which will benefit driving towards Sustainable Land Development Goals (SDGs) more further.