Stabilizing Rural Populations Through the Identification of Systems for Sustainable Management and Local Governance of Lands in Southern Madagascar

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status


Implementing period

From July 5, 2010 to December 30, 2020

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  2. 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil
  3. 17.17 Encourage, promote public, private, civil society partnerships

Project ID: 3127

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration


  • Agrobiodiversity


  • Deserts
  • Forests
  • Grasslands


  • Coast deserts
  • General

Transformed sector(s)


UNDP role(s)

  • Optimising financing
  • Normative support
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Food and agricultural commodities
  • Management operation
  • Governance


  • Improved & diversified sustainable livelihoods (TP 5)
  • Sustainable agriculture practices and use of resources (TP 2, 7, 8, 9)
  • Integrated coastal zone management
  • Sustainable land management
  • Spatial monitoring/analysis
  • Laws enforcement/ Regulation
  • Adaptive governance
  • Participatory governance models
  • Technical capacity building

Social inclusion

  • Local community/CSOs
  • Smallholder farmers

Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway
  • People pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 1.5 Build resilience of poor to climate, shocks
  • 15.3 Combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil
  • 17.17 Encourage, promote public, private, civil society partnerships

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy
  • Poverty reduction

About this project


The Project will develop and demonstrate the efficacy of adapted land management models, to assure the sustainability of land use and curn land degradation. The Project will focus on Southern Madagascar, one of the poorest regions of the country, facing severe land degradation. Good practices and lessons will be codified in policies, and development strategies and programmes.


To enhance capability of resource users mainstream SLM in development practice and policy at local and national levels for the mutual benefits of local livelihoods and global environment.

USD $932,240

Grant amount

USD $5,220,250

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($932,240)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Madagascar

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