• 4 June 2020
  • -04:00

Natural Resource Management: Natural resources are the basis for well-being and (drought) resilience in rural area

Agro-ecosystems in a broad sense, including agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishery, form the basis of livelihoods of rural populations in developing countries. Keeping them healthy is a key ingredient of ecological diversity and stability, human wellbeing and resilience to many risks and disasters including milder forms of drought. The session will start with introducing the concept of Land Degradation Neutrality, a key concept of ecological sustainability on land anchored in the Sustainability Development Goals, and provide examples from research and development which help rural people improve their productive, sustainable and resilience-enhancing use of natural resources.

Main session: Drought risk management, natural resource management and social protection: new alliances for sustainability and resilience