Sustainable Land Management for sustainable livelihoods

Sustainable land management is a comprehensive approach to address land degradation through improved land stewardship, with benefits for both the environment and the people who depend on it. With support from UNDP, the Government of Kenya and its partners have implemented a Global Environment Facility-financed project entitled: Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Agro-Pastoral Production Systems of Kenya, the aim of which was to address chronic poverty, hunger and land degradation by building capacity for sustainable land management, especially amongst women.

This project, of which Esther Kuluo and her community were beneficiaries, worked to improve carbon stocks and promote water conservation and climate-smart agro-pastoral practices in order to enhance food security, strengthen economic resilience, and build sustainable livelihoods while restoring the ecological integrity of arid and semi-arid landscapes.