This manual highlights the need for a system approach to contribute to addressing conflict-related issues and improving community ownership in sustainable management. It aims to create better understanding of participatory mapping as an empowerment for vulnerable groups to sustainable management of resources, and to develop an IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) approach to participatory mapping to enable a more systemic implementation of these activities within IFAD-supported programmes. This manual strengthens IFAD’s knowledge about participatory mapping tools and provides the basic for developing IFAD’s step-by-step methodology. It was compiled from desk reviews, knowledge gained in workshops and in field visits.

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Organization: IFAD

Topics: Agriculture and Food, Education, Land Use Management, Adaptation, Mitigation, Technology, Risk Reduction/Management, Public Participation, Capacity Development

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2009

Language: English