Side event

Integrated approaches for sustainable land management in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia

The Resilient Food Systems programme through its integrated and multi-stakeholder frameworks engages smallholder farmer groups, private sector entities, governments and scientific institutions at national and regional levels to advancing an integrated and holistic approach to environmental management for food security. A total of $1billion is invested in 12 countries in sub-Sahara Africa through multi-partnership approach, including 10 million USD of GEF grant resources. The side event will highlight innovative approaches focusing specifically on promoting resilience for smallholder farmers through management of the natural resources – land, water, soils, trees and genetic resources – that underpin food and nutrition security. It will furthermore share lessons learned on scaling up sustainable land management with extension services based on an IFAD grant to WOCAT and experiences made in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Uganda. Emerging lessons across RFS participating countries (Nigeria, Senegal, Burundi) on and integrated sustainable land and water management in subsistence farming will inform other UNCCD parties, development actors including private sector and create an opportunity for exchange of insights and potential collaboration opportunities in building resilience in rural areas through large-scale Sustainable Land Management and Integrated Natural Resources Management.


Fergus Sinclair

Chief Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF; GCF Knuckles Project