The master class covered several topics including the principles of landcare, landcare capacity building strategies, the importance of the landcare facilitators, gender issues, working with diversity and building landcare networks. In addition, participants considered ways of fostering landcare partnerships between government, non-governmental agencies, civil society, communities, and the business sector and farmer groups.
Landcare is community based natural resource management involving partnerships between governments, NGOs and communities. For more information about landcare, visit http://www.worldagroforestry.org/projects/landcare/
A second Landcare Master Class is planned for September to be hosted by the South Africa Landcare and supported by the African Landcare Network.