Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management - CACILM
Rural communities across Central Asia are dependent on land and natural resources for their livelihoods. Unsustainable land management practices, the onslaught of natural disasters and ongoing natural ecological processes have all contributed to land degradation. As a result, economic and ecological productivity declined, manifested by decreased crop yields, direct loss of agricultural land, reduced soil productivity, deforestation, overgrazing of pasturelands, and degradation of mountain ecosystems.
Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management (CACILM) aims to implement a more comprehensive and integrated approach to sustainable land management that would produce benefits at the local, national, and global levels.
CACILM is working on establishing a multi-country and multi-donor partnership to support the development and implementation of national level programmatic frameworks for a comprehensive and integrated approach to sustainable land management in Central Asia. It aims to combat land degradation and improve rural livelihoods in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.