In 2012, governments across the world adopted “The Future We Want”
outcome document in Rio De Janeiro as a commitment to achieve a
land-degradation-neutral world. This document reasserts the importance of sustainable
land management in the top of the debates on sustainable development. This
paper provides an overview of Tanzania’s preparedness towards achieving these
global objectives. The paper is based on a keynote address which was presented
in the conference on reducing land degradation on the highlands of Kilimanjaro Region
in Tanzania. Using a biogeographical perspective, the paper assesses challenges
of adopting programmatic approach to sustainable land management in Tanzania.
It also presents some opportunities that exist through Global Mechanism of the
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, which promote actions
leading to coordination, mobilization and channeling of financial resources to
assist member countries to coordinate and sustain sustainable land management
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