WEBINAR 2: Using the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) and the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) for scaling up good land management practices in Asia
17-18 October | 1:30 to 3:30 PM GMT+7
This online event aimed to create awareness for the use of the WOCAT Global Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Database for the reporting of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) good practices as well as other related WOCAT-FAO tools for mapping land degradation and SLM. It also contributed to increasing countries' and projects' contributions to the WOCAT Database for knowledge sharing.
Watch here DAY 1: https://fao.zoom.us/rec/share/GTEaXwzJfPNpQh3K2hWVeYvXx-whbmL-bwTQsKN9ccoVAC28MJHHAKTZ1a5iSta1.ppaQR9glIVDQQfC4
Watch here DAY 2: https://fao.zoom.us/rec/share/1Dz0dvYHAW4LevVjL0V-cBrgGSqvl1QYA95dDp5DCJVfk2OPf2ibLvew8Tw2ZnvZ._Zk13EZoqEioaZ18
In 2023, the FAO’s regional office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) developed a knowledge hub to facilitate the exchangeof knowledge and experiences on sustainable soil and land management in the Asian region. Thus, (i) to enhance the capacity of individuals and organizations in implementing sustainable soil and land management practices, (ii) to facilitate the identification of knowledge and technology gaps that can boost research and development activities, (iii) to encourage the adoption of proven methods while inspiring innovation in sustainable soil and land management, and (iv) to support projects’ formulation and implementation activities. In this regard, the hub is an integral component of the FAO's strategy to advance sustainable soil and land management in Asia. The hub reports and describes countries’ original engagements to assess, monitor, preserve, restore or enhance soil health over time as well as United Nations contributions to the topic in terms of equipment, online applications, certification systems, training systems, awareness raising systems and others. Please note that the hub does not report about projects and research studies. By aligning with the principles of collaboration and shared learning, the hub has the potential to drive positive change in agricultural and environmental practices.The information in the hub were collected using a participatory approach involving the public sector, non-profit sector, academic and research institutions and intergovernmental organizations, and they are meant to support the work of a large range of stakeholders including farmers, local communities, extension agents, policy makers, project managers, researchers and academia, and even the private sector. Being an open-access, live tool, stakeholders have the ongoing chance to submit contributions to FAORAP for review and potential incorporation into the hub.
1.To create awareness for the use of the WOCAT Global Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Database for the reporting of SLM good practices as well as other related WOCAT-FAO tools for mapping land degradation
and SLM; and
2.To increase countries’ and projects’ contributions to the WOCAT Database to increase knowledge sharing;