Under this outcome area UNDP is working to promote community resilience through integrated landscape management.
UNDP-GEF empowers communities to implement participatory landscape planning and adaptive management to enhance community and ecosystem resilience and sustainability. In support of this work, UNDP-GEF promotes combining and sequencing different financial support tools, including small-medium grants, micro-medium finance, micro insurance, local environmental funds, etc. UNDP recognizes that smallholders and the rural poor are the primary agents of change at community and landscape levels, as well as for broader societal transformation. Worldwide, there are approximately 450 million farms of two hectares or less supporting a population of approximately 2.2 billion. Through their ordinary, everyday activities, these smallholders play a decisive role in the food security of their countries and the livelihoods and incomes of their communities, as well as in shaping the state of the biodiversity and ecosystem services on which they depend.