More than half of the land base in many regions, including Southeast Asia, is constrained by poor soil quality, and 12 million additional hectares of land are degraded annually, where 20 million tons of grain could have been grown instead. The project promotes the use sustainable land management (SLM) practices that help close yield gaps and enhance the resilience of land resources and communities that depend on them while avoiding further degradation. Key project activities include surveying farmers to understand barriers to adoption of SLM, analyzing economic contributions of SLM practices, and engaging with stakeholders to combat land degradation.

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