All articles for the topic: sustainable land management

Cover photo: Goods had to be transported by boat after the Atta Abad landslide flooded 25 km of the Karakoram Highway, Pakistan, in 2010 (D. Butz)

Safer lives and livelihoods in mountains

This publication highlights 15 cases of good practice in development and applied research from mountain regions, and illustrates how the Sendai Framework’s four priorities can be put into practice. 

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Winter crop cultivation

Kazakhstan's local farmers adapt to climate aridity

Akmola Oblast is the nation’s agricultural center, but its fragile steppe ecosystem is subject to harsh weather conditions exacerbated by climate change and threatening local economy.

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Drip irrigation system at Onamulunga School

A holistic approach to community-based adaptation in Namibia

Namibia is plagued with a dry climate and poor soils and the country’s small-scale farmers produce the lowest agricultural yields in the world.  Climate change exacerbates these realities.

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Sri Lanka’s Serupitiya village adapts to climate change

Climate change impacts Sri Lanka’s high agro-ecological diversity, threatening agriculture:  a dominant economic sector and the source of livelihoods for many communities.  

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Communities in Jamaica adopt rainwater harvesting to cope with water scarcity

Jamaica's Pleasant Valley and White Chapel towns are nationally-recognized hotspots.  Irregular rainfall and rising temperatures lead to water scarcity and crop failure.

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