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Policy and financing for sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa


This paper, policy and financing for sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa, presents guidance for action to achieve sustainable land management (SLM) in Africa for African governments and their development partners

SLM is at the center of Africa’s development challenge. Land degradation impedes agricultural growth, increases poverty and vulnerability, and contributes to social tensions as well as threatening biodiversity and the release of carbon through deforestation.

The report provides an overview of the key issues to be addressed and emerging lessons from experience.

Section 1 discusses the elements of the SLM challenge in more detail, and sets out a framework for understanding the influences on the actions of stakeholders which affect SLM and the divergence between private and social incentives for SLM.

Section 2 discusses lessons from experience in the design and implementation of policies to promote SLM.

Section 3 focuses on lessons for the financing of SLM.

Section 4 sets out guidance for action.

Read policy and financing for sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa.