The Global Database on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) of WOCAT (the World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) provides free access to the documentation of field-tested SLM practices from different places in the world and offers practitioners the opportunity to share their own SLM practices. Due to its long-term presence and wealth of knowledge, WOCAT’s Database has been officially recognized by the UNCCD as the primary recommended Global Database for SLM best practices.
SLM in the context of WOCAT is defined as the use of land resources - including soil, water, vegetation and animals - to produce goods and provide services to meet human needs, while ensuring the long-term productive potential of these resources and sustaining their environmental functions. A SLM practice can be either an SLM Technology or an SLM Approach.
O objetivo de documentar e avaliar as práticas de SLM é compartilhar e disseminar conhecimentos valiosos na gestão de terras, apoiar a tomada de decisões baseadas em evidências e ampliar as boas práticas identificadas, contribuindo assim para prevenir e reduzir a degradação da terra e para restaurar as terras degradadas.