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The Management of Soil Erosion Consortium (MSEC)

Duration : January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2008
(Extended to December 31, 2009)

The overall objective of the Management of Soil Erosion Consortium (MSEC) project was to provide a solid foundation for the implementation of science-based land and water resources management to improve the livelihoods of people in the upper catchments of countries in Southeast Asia. The project focused primarily on the following activities:

  • Consolidation of detailed biophysical research on the processes of soil erosion and surface runoff on steep slopes established between 2001 and 2005.
  • Implementation of research on the socioeconomic and institutional landscapes of the target environments.
  • Formulation of practical guidelines for interventions leading to sustainable land and water management practices based on solid biophysical and socioeconomic research findings.
  • Development of appropriate analytical tools and techniques for appraisal of management and farming system options.
  • Continued development of human and institutional capacity to enable them to undertake and analyse high quality research. .
  • Development of dissemination materials and methods based on research outputs to influence policymakers, development workers, extension practitioners and farmer communities.
  • Development of policy and implementation guidelines used to improve the sustainable management of upper catchments.

Location(s): Lao People's Democratic Republic, Thailand, VietNam
Project Contact: Valentin, C.
Donor(s): IRD,French M ofForeignAffairs,BritishCouncil,AusAi
Project Outputs: View Document