Integrated Planning and Management of land resources

Integrated Planning and Management of land resources.

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Type of asset:
Use case
Big data potential
Policy domains: Urban Planning & Transport
Phase in the policy cycle:
Policy Design and Analysis
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Tags: BI Data analytics Strategic planning
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Integrated Planning and Management of land resources
Helpful Harmful
Strengths• Generating and strengthening knowledge about the ecology and sustainable development of mountain ecosystems
• Promoting integrated watershed development and alternative livelihood opportunities.
• Ensures that by managing the underpinning natural resource base and ecosystem services through a coordinated process across sectors and stakeholders, the range of societal needs can be met in the short and long terms.
• Diverse landscape management approaches have been developed from different entry points but aimed at realizing multiple outcomes simultaneously.
• Generating an agreed vision among stakeholders of long-term and wide-scale landscape goals; adopting practices that achieve multiple objectives; devising strategies to manage spatial interactions across different land uses and users; establishing institutions for stakeholder dialogue, negotiation and action; and shaping markets and policies to support desired outcomes.
Weaknesses• Lack of an enabling environment, including legislative frameworks, supportive policies and socio-economic conditions, and the mixed effects of trade liberalization and globalization
• Include all involved sectors, focus on evaluating the range of ecosystem services generated, and involve some form of environmental accounting and land valuation
• Adopt processes based on the needs of the various users and taking into account power asymmetries, competing demands on resources and ecosystems, the land potential and the socio-economic context.
• Designed to provide information at the scale at which it is needed.
Opportunities• Technological advances have made possible considerable progress in developing databases on land resources and land use, in processing and integrating information from multiple sources (environmental, social and economic), and in developing more effective analysis and planning tools.
• Mechanisms and tools have been developed to make integrated information systems more accessible, facilitating the involvement of multiple stakeholders at different levels of planning and management.
• A further advance is the use of the "ecosystem approach" as a framework for action under the Convention on Biological Diversity and as a strategy for the integrated management of land, water and biological resources.
• Opportunities for increasing the efficiency of resource use include waste-water reuse for fish production and fish farming in rice fields or other irrigation schemes.
• Efforts to increase productivity through intensification and technology development have in some cases led to increasing environmental and health impacts.
Threats• Demand for food is escalating, and so is the pressure and demand of society on land, water and biological resources
• Increasing degradation of resources
• Stability and resilience of ecosystems
• Climate change
• Improving efficiency in the use of resources is crucial to sustainable agriculture
• Sustainability requires direct action to conserve, protect and enhance natural resources
• Agriculture that fails to protect and improve rural livelihoods, equity and social well-being is unsustainable
• Enhanced resilience of people, communities and ecosystems is key to sustainable agriculture
• Sustainable food and agriculture requires responsible and effective governance mechanisms

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