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Strategic Programme 2 : Animal Resource Production Systems and Ecosystem Management

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3. Sustainable natural resources management practices promoted

Ecosystem degradation, caused by unsustainable management practices, is often a consequence of complex and unbalanced interactions between climate change, inappropriate resource management practices, policies and regulations, lack of enforcement and political dominance of groups or individuals.

Adoption of sustainable alternatives may ideally involve giving more control to local people or to those with traditional rights.

This result area will include:

  • Promoting/facilitating rangeland rehabilitation, water harvesting, recovering of depleted fish stocks, restoration of ecosystems including degraded terrestrial and aquatic habitats, biodiversity and landscape conservation, sustainable management of wildlife-livestock-human interface, conflict management, etc.
  • Supporting the development of national and regional action plans for combating IUU fishing in marine and inland fisheries consistent with FAO IPOA-IUU. This would also include support to the management of high seas fisheries (areas beyond national jurisdiction- ABNJ) for increased benefits to AU MSs.
  • Strengthening the capacity of AU MSs and regional fisheries bodies/RFMOs for the implementation of EAF in fisheries and an integrated approach in fisheries management, and aquatic agricultural systems.
  • Collating, packaging, disseminating and/or facilitating the testing and uptake of available best practices.
  • Coordinating trans-boundary natural resources management, for animal resources in particular, interventions and policies as well as supporting regional arrangements for exploitation of shared wildlife resources and fish stocks and highly migratory species.
  • Collating technical evidence for policies and catalysing the policy development process using AU-IBAR's convening and advocacy roles.
  • Building on the experiences and existing policy guidelines from the ALive platform and other networks and fast tracking the operationalization of the UNCCD Regional programme on Fodder and Range Management (TPN3).