Sustainable land management: Challenges, opportunities, and trade-offs

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Washington, DC: The World Bank


This report focuses on land management issues for the sustainable intensification of food and fiber systems and for the rehabilitation of degraded crop, pasture, and forestlands. While good land management is important at the field and farm level, it is not enough to ensure sustainability. The overall goal of this report is to highlight the key SLM issues and emerging challenges that require urgent investments and to give strategic focus to implementation of the SLM components of the World Bank's corporate strategies. Its specific objectives are to identify the policy, institutional and incentive reform options that will accelerate the adoption of SLM productivity improvements and pro-poor growth and to articulate priorities for investment in SLM and natural resource management (NRM).



Soil degradation, Natural resource management, Sustainable agriculture, Land use management, Governance