Last year the Land Resources Planning Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) conducted a survey on participatory land resource planning (LRP) to compile experiences among users of LRP tools and approaches. Around 750 land management practitioners responded and identified the emerging needs and trends in existing LRP tools. The LRP Secretariat processed and analyzed the responses and shared the results in the recent publication on Land Resources Planning for Sustainable Land Management.
The publication launch was complemented by the launch of the Land resources planning (LRP) Toolbox, a categorized inventory of existing tools and approaches to support decision makers and land users in land management and restoration. The input received from the survey expanded the already extensive list with more tools. The publication and the LRP Toolbox were launched at the UNCCD COP13 in China (read the full article here).
So far, the LRP Secretariat has published more than 100 tools and this is still an on-going process.
The LRP would welcome your contribution and valuable support in this process. If you would like to add tools you have developed or you are aware of and are not included in the LRP Toolbox, please complete the template and send it back to LRP-Secretariat@fao.org.