There is a shopping list of [hundreds of] indicators of land management (SciDevNet)

“When it comes to land management planning, we don’t have a system and, because of that, we don’t manage this resource well,” said Tony Simons, director-general of the World Agroforestry Centre, a research centre headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. He spoke at the International Alliance of Research Universities’ Sustainability Science Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 23 October.

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http://www.scidev.net/global/forestry/news/land-management-drowning-data.html

Land management is ‘drowning in a sea of data’

Speed read

  • There are too many indicators for collecting data on effective land use
  • Land management will likely be a priority for the Sustainable Development Goals
  • It is important to agree on methods to gather data on land management planning

Forests, deserts and other habitats are suffering while decision makers are busy sifting through the myriad of indicators for effective land management — and different methods for collecting this sea of data only dilute the impact that research has on policy, a meeting heard. “When it comes to land management planning, we don’t have a system and, because of that, we don’t manage this resource well,” said Tony Simons, director-general of the World Agroforestry Centre, a research centre headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. He spoke at the International Alliance of Research Universities’ Sustainability Science Congress in Copenhagen…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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