Managing tropical catchments

Sustainable management in tropical regions

Tropical agriculture faces many problems in its tasks of providing both protein and income to people in regions of erratic rainfall, high erosion and often unsuitable terrain and poor soils. Sustainable methods of agriculture require an understanding of the basic ecological processes, as well as the sociological context in which different forms of agriculture are practiced.

Developing integrated and sustainable management in tropical areas requires understanding in a range of disciplines; soil fertility, erosion and sediment yield, river and lake management, the nature of tropical ecosystems, the economics of subsistence farming and the socio-economic dynamics of regional modelling, through to remote sensing and GIS planning.

Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal