Land health linked to human health

Last changed: 09 January 2024
Dry landscape with a few trees in front of a hill in Turkana.

The project will assess land health at the landscape scale and explore the links with human health and wellbeing.

The Land Degradation Surveillance Framework (LDSF) will be applied to assess land health at the landscape level. The framework is built around a systematic biophysical field survey and sampling protocol, where multiple georeferenced land health indicators are measured within 10 x 10 km sites.

From the analysis of soil samples and field and laboratory data, we will assess land and ecosystem health at multiple scales using statistical modelling and machine learning methods based on the data from the LDSF network of sites, which consists of more than 300 sites across the global tropics.

Read more about the methodology used in the LDSF.

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