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Rendina, Italy

The four phase methodology that links the »Research themes was followed in Rendina, producing results that are specific to this study site. 


Phase A: Establish contexts & goals   Socio-cultural, economic and environmental context  »Study site location & description
Stakeholders, goals and drivers of change  »Stakeholders and their sustainability goals
»Drivers, policies and laws
»Gender related issues
Status of land degradation, sustainable land management and risk  »Land degradation and conservation maps
Phase B: Identify, evaluate and select SLM options   Identification, documentation and evaluation of sustainable land management options  »Identifying strategies: Stakeholder Workshop 1
»Evaluating strategies: technologies and approaches documented
Prioritize and select remediation options with stakeholders

»Selecting strategies: Stakeholder Workshop 2




Phase C: Trial SLM options and model regional effects  Trial SLM technologies in field experiments, including scientific and stakeholder monitoring

»Field experiments

»Local field experiment results and conclusions
Biophysical and economic effects at field and regional scale »Simulated biophysical impact of remediation strategies and their financial viability
Phase D: Conclusions and key messages for extension & policy  Evaluation of remediation options and preparation of recommendations

»Evaluation of experimental results by stakeholders: Stakeholder Workshop 3

Strategy for disseminating recommendations for extension and national policy »Highlight conclusions
»Dissemination strategy
»Scientific publications



# Article Title
1 Contact the Rendina study site team
2 Study site location & description
3 Stakeholders and their sustainability goals
4 Drivers, policies and laws
5 Gender-related issues
6 Land degradation and conservation maps
7 Identifying strategies: Stakeholder Workshop 1
8 Evaluating strategies: technologies and approaches documented
9 Selecting strategies: Stakeholder Workshop 2
10 Field experiments
11 Local field experiment results and conclusions
12 Simulated biophysical impact of remediation strategies and their financial viability
13 Evaluation of remediation recommendations: Stakeholder Workshop 3
14 Highlight conclusions
15 Dissemination strategy
16 Scientific publications


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