AFROMAISON makes use of what is available regarding INRM and will contribute to a better integration and fitting of the following key components of INRM at a meso-scale level:
- Landscape functioning (regarding the delivery, use and access to goods and services provided)
- Livelihood & socio-economic development (incl. vulnerability to global change)
- Indigenous knowledge and practices (to take local traditions, cultural norms, specific acceptance structures into account)
- Institutional strengthening and improved interaction between sectors, scales and communities.
The challenge of AFROMAISON is to provide a holistic toolbox and operational framework for INRM that can be applied in a variety of environmental and socio-economic conditions in Africa. At the same time, following a participatory analysis of opportunities and challenges, it provides participatory management options for operational INRM, which are embedded in local traditions and culture, and are scientifically sound.
In order to achieve a tangible outcome, AFROMAISON focuses on the following three groups of tools:
- Strategies for restoration and adaptation; covering improved water retention and storage, greater erosion prevention, land degradation prevention and desertification, soil carbon build-up and reducing deforestation and forest degradation
- Economic tools and incentives; covering payments for ecosystem services, generation of employment and alternative income sources, testing operational rules for climate change adaptation funds and promoting environmental stewardship.
- Tools for spatial planning; covering tools for discussion and negotiation on alternative land use alternatives (trade-off analysis, multi-criteria) and spatially-explicit impact assessment.
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