Selecting strategies: Stakeholder Workshop 2 Print

Results and conclusions from Stakeholder Workshop 2 "Selection and decision on technologies/approaches to be implemented", held in the Ribeira Seca Watershed, Santiago Island, Cape Verde, March 18th – 20th, 2009.

Authors: Jacques Tavares and Isaurinda Baptista.


The workshop methodology was designed and coordinated through Research Theme 3: Potential prevention & mitigation strategies and consisted of three main elements:

  • A participatory approach to guide and lead the workshop participants through a process of multi-criteria evaluation of different options which finally results in decision-making on strategies to be field-tested.
  • The WOCAT database containing locally applied options as well as options from a number of other contexts.
  • 'Facilitator', a Multi Objective Decision Support System (MODSS) software to support the single steps of the evaluation and decision-making process.

Target groups were the same as in the 1st workshop: local stakeholders (land users, representatives of local authorities, local NGOs) and external stakeholders (researchers, development professionals, NGOs, GOs).



As a result of the workshop, the following measures were selected for testing in field experiments.


Measures Specifications Type Land use
Forestation according to the climate for each zone of the study site
Green belts on slopes Combination between Aloe vera and Cajanus cajan or Leucaena leucocephala vegetative cropland


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