Land health

Vision and goals

SD4 or “Land Health” has a vision to improve policies, strategies and plans for the prevention and rehabilitation of land degradation at different scales and accelerate reliable learning on sustainable landscape management. SD4 work on two different fields, wich are land health surveillance and decision analysis. SD4 want to reach a specific goal for each of them.


Soil samples will be analyzed in the Infrared Spectroscopy Lab

Land health surveillance

The goal is to develop and promote methods for measuring and monitoring land health, assessing land health risks, and targeting interventions to improve agro-ecosystem health and human wellbeing.

Decision analysis

The goal is to deliver well-targeted information systems that reduce critical uncertainties in key investment decisions facing stakeholders on improving land health and livelihoods. This will help to make better decisions.