This report examines sustainable land management (SLM) and its potential as an integrative strategy to address multiple environmental and sustainable development objectives. It highlights the linkages between SLM and soil health, land degradation, food security, climate changes mitigation and adaptation. The report is intended to provide information and guidance on fostering SLM, to a wide range of stakeholders involved in agriculture, environmental management and sustainable development. It aims to support investment in SLM by the GEF, particularly investments in pursuit of Land Degradation Neutrality. This report:
- explores the anthropogenic and natural drivers of land degradation, and the potential environmental and socioeconomic benefits of SLM;
- examines the role of SLM in addressing the critical challenge of global food security
- describes the key processes of land degradation and their impacts, as the basis for developing good...