Invest in climate-smart soil and land health | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
Octubre 2017
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
handle:10568/89091
Pages: 
8
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Better soil health can increase agricultural productivity. Restoration activities can build on-farm resilience and contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Land and soil health surveys can improve crop modeling predictions under various climate scenarios and guide more targeted interventions.

Currently, most assessments of land and soil health do not consider the social, ecological, and biophysical constraints, or acknowledge the variations in the landscape.

The Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF) assesses multiple indicators at the same geo-referenced location across landscapes. It provides a biophysical baseline at landscape level and a monitoring and evaluation framework to assess the processes of land degradation and the effectiveness of rehabilitation measures over time (Figure 3).

With the LDSF, vulnerable areas that may require more investment in terms of land restoration can be identified early on and priorities determined.

Autores y editores

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Winowiecki, Leigh A.
Mwongera, Caroline
Läderach, Peter
Acosta, Mariola
Ampaire, Edidah L.
Eitzinger, Anton
Lamanna, Christine
Mwungu, Chris M.
Shikuku, K.M.
Twyman, Jennifer

Corporate Author(s): 
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture logo

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, we improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.


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To reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture.

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CIAT’s staff includes about 200 scientists. Supported by a wide array of donors, the Center collaborates with hundreds of partners to conduct high-quality research and translate the results into development impact. A Board of Trustees provides oversight of CIAT’s research and financial management.

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Mission

To reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture.

People

CIAT’s staff includes about 200 scientists. Supported by a wide array of donors, the Center collaborates with hundreds of partners to conduct high-quality research and translate the results into development impact. A Board of Trustees provides oversight of CIAT’s research and financial management.

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CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.


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