Participatory research to support sustainable land management on the Mahafaly Plateau in southwestern Madagascar (SuLaMa)
In many regions of the world current unsustainable land use practices are driven by rational decisions on management options. The relationships and effects on interactions of ecosystems and their biological diversity with in situ land management are often poorly understood or neglected. To make matters worse population pressure, poverty, lacking capacities and effects of climate change aggravate non-sustainable land use. The SuLaMa project focuses on this problem by providing land use alternatives for a sustainable improvement of livelihoods of present and future generations in combination with maintaining and enhancing ecosystem biodiversity and related ecosystem functions and ecosystem services (ESS/F).
SuLaMa Flyer and project summary: "Participatory research to support sustainable land management on the Mahafaly Plateau in southwestern Madagascar"