The Management of Soil Erosion Consortium (MSEC)
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.