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Promoting sustainable land management through evidence-based decision support

Year: 2023
Place: Thailand
Pages: 120
Author: FAO
By Country: Thailand
Publisher: FAO
Keyword: FAO

”Land is the terrestrial bio-productive system that comprises soil, vegetation, other biota, and the ecological and hydrological processes that operate within the system”, as per Article 1 of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO)’s most recent assessment of the State of Land and Water (SOLAW 2021) shows that 34 percent of global cropland and pastures are degraded. Climate change, unsustainable management practices and uncontrolled land use changes are the main drivers of the land degradation process. Caring for land, especially agricultural land, is at the heart of the response to the converging challenges of food security, fight against poverty, adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, restoring ecosystems and nurturing biodiversity

Reference: FAO