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Taking Land Use Change out of Commodity Production in Savannahs and Grasslands through Policy Engagement, Land Use Planning and Best Management Practices

As of: November 2018

Objective and activities

The project develops capacity for sustainable land use planning in Colombia’s Llanos and Paraguay’s Pantanal eco-regions and support knowledge on savannah ecosystems. The project addresses threats to high-biodiversity, high carbon savannahs from expanding agriculture and supports an integrated approach to take land use change out of commodity production in savannahs. Capacities for land use planning and management are built across the local, the regional and international scale, working with farmers, local communities and producer associations and supporting regional environmental authorities and local governments. The project raises awareness at the international level, including with investors and consumers, and tests and communicates new approaches to address drivers of land use change and greenhouse gas emissions caused by commodity production. The project contributes to the national low-carbon development strategies and will be a cornerstone of the regional development plans.

State of implementation/results

  • Website with WWF's IKI projects has been launched and contains i.a. the current project SuLu2 as well as its previous project.
  • Workshops have been conducted in the partner countries. They have started the process of cost-benefit-analysis of best management practices for the production of soy (PRY), palm oil (COL) and cattle (COL, PRY) in the project regions.

Project data

Colombia, Paraguay

Implementing organisation:
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Germany

Partner institution(s):
  • Government of Alto Paraguay Department - Paraguay," Institute for Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) - Colombia", Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock - Paraguay, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - Colombia, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia, Municipality of Bahia Negra - Paraguay, National Federation of Oil Palm Producers (Fedepalma) - Colombia, Paraguayan Institute of the Indigenous People (INDI) - Paraguay, Regional Environmental Authority of Meta - Colombia, Secretary of the Environment (SEAM) - Paraguay
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Colombia,World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - Paraguay

BMU grant:
€ 3,676,114

09/2016 till 08/2019


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