Land & Natural Resources
With a clear focus on human rights and right holders, our land governance work starts from the perspective of the most vulnerable and looks for practical solutions to “leaving no one behind” by putting strong emphasis on the accountability of states. It sets out to complement other efforts that often target the administrative level and quantitative data.
The Global Soil Week
The Global Soil Week (GSW) offers a platform for interactive exchange and dialogue, linking the global agenda of sustainable development to local implementation. Stakeholders from government, civil society, science and business are encouraged to share their experiences and expertise and develop policies and practices to sustainably manage soils and responsibly govern land.
As part of the Special Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, “One World No Hunger,” and in close collaboration with local and national partners in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, and India, we support implementation of the GIZ global programme on “Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security.”
Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security: Social innovations to protect soils and empower people
With leadership of national and local partners, we developed social innovations to overcome barriers to sustainable land management at the community level: insecure land access for women, youth and other vulnerable groups, land fragmentation and delivery of agricultural extension services and technology diffusion to resource poor farmers. We worked in Benin, Burkina Faso, Kenya, India and Ethiopia. Our multi-stakeholder solution-oriented research is embedded in communities and aims to make local knowledge and experience count in global sustainability processes. Find out more about the results of the research project.
On World Day to Combat Desertification 2018 (June 17) the IUCN urged the world to focus on sustainable land management (SLM) as a way to regenerate economies, create jobs and revitalize communities under the slogan “Land has true value – Invest in it”. With TMG's work - through it's Soil Rehabilitation for Food Security project - advocating for SLM in five different countries, this study is warmly welcomed in the struggle to upscale and overcome structural barriers to SLM. TMG's Managing Director, Alexander Müller, along with IUCN Director General Inger Anderson, wrote and signed the forward.