In many people’s imagination, the island of Madagascar is synonymous with beautiful rainforests and exotic animals found nowhere else. Often absent from this foreign view, however, are the human inhabitants of the island – the Malagasy people. Largely reliant on small-scale agriculture, access to land is crucial for their survival.
Sustainable Land Management is simply about people looking after the land – for the present and for the future
Sustainable Land Management (SLM) means maintaining healthy land resources – soil, water, vegetation, and animals – including their productive functions (e.g. food security), ecological functions (e.g. water, nutrient, and carbon cycles), and biodiversity.