GIZ: LandMatters! – Online Course on Integrating soil degradation concerns & solutions into policy processes

Land degradation affects us all directly or indirectly: food insecurity, pests, reduced availability of clean water, increased vulnerability to climate change, biodiversity loss, and much more. However, policy often fails to acknowledge this, or is incapable to identify solutions while at the same time many academics and practitioners still struggle to support and stimulate decision-making.

That’s why the programme “Soil protection and rehabilitation for food security” is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled “Land Matters!” in cooperation with the University of Leeds – School of Earth and Environment and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) on 27th of August 2018.

The course is free of charge and aims at highlighting the importance of sustainable land management and discuss how to best integrate soil degradation concerns and solutions into policy processes. Registration for the course is now open and we invite anyone who would like to extend and share their knowledge and experience on bringing soil protection issues into policy making to sign up!

Course Details

The 8-week course, which will run from August 27th through October 15th, 2018, will focus on how to integrate soil degradation concerns and solutions into policy processes as one major aspect of sustainable soil protection.

● Free of charge
● 8 weeks with 8 modules and video lectures
● 3 hours of work-load/week for participants who would like to receive a certificate
● Held in English with French subtitles
● Registration here!

For more details on the MOOC, please visit:

Source: Notification Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, 20.08.2018