Online course: Sustainable land management and land restoration

Posted on: 24 April 2019

The new FAO course focuses on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) practices, and their place within the global development agenda, specifically in order to achieve target 15.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aims ‘’to achieve a land degradation-neutral world’’. The course assists policy makers, practitioners and land users in the selection, planning, implementation and monitoring of SLM interventions, and related enabling environment.

Course: Sustainable land management and land restoration

2 hours of learning, depending on learning needs

Available in English

You will learn about
• Basic definitions and principles of land management, degradation and restoration
• The participatory SLM land use planning approach
• SLM tools and methods (WOCAT global network, the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) initiative and their 6+1 approach)
• The use of financial and non-financial incentives for an enabling environment, to overcome barriers and encourage SLM adoption and uptake
• SLM in the context of the global policy agenda, specifically SDG goal 15
• The concept of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN)

Who is the course for?
This course addresses the subject matter from a technical perspective, but is written for the general public. Individuals who would especially benefit the most from taking the course include:
• Local or national policy makers
• Land and water management technicians
• Extension agents and agronomists
• Farmers and land users

Key partners
The course was developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the CIHEAM – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, Italy.

FAO ⓔlearning Center
This course is available through the FAO ⓔlearning Center. Please visit the Center and browse our extensive catalogue in multiple languages. Register once to access over 100 titles. All courses are available as a global public good for free.

How to access the course
1. Go to the e-learning center:, and select the category “Climate change, adaptation and mitigation”
2. Register and log-in with your user name and password

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