Land degradation not only destroys livelihoods by reducing land productivity, but also endangers the health of our natural ecosystem upon which we all depend. Land degradation — whether caused by deforestation, agricultural mismanagement, overexploitation, or other human activities — threatens human health, food production, and biodiversity. Degraded land also emits carbon and is a significant driver of climate change.
The UNU-LRT Six-month Training Programme, designed for working professionals in developing countries, aims to combat land degradation by providing cutting-edge, intensive lessons in the methods and theories of land restoration and sustainable land management.
The goals of the programme are to:
Led by the UNU Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT), the six-month course is supported by the Agricultural University of Iceland, the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland, and the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
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