Source of funding: UNEP/GEF

Country: Serbia

Period: 2016 - 2019


The overall goal of the project is to alleviate the pressure on land as a natural resource from competitive soil uses, through preventing further soil degradation and promoting soil remediation in Serbia. The purpose of the mission is to develop methodology for implementation of Integrated Land Management Framework (ILMF) practice at the local level including communication and outreach conducted in different regions of Serbia.


  • Development of Content Analysis (analysis of status quo concerning land management at the local level and identification of land management issues,  challenges and barriers at local level, assessment of institutional capacities with regards to SLM adaptation)

  • Consultations with stakeholder representatives and project Experts (semi-structured interviews, pilot focus groups, bilateral meetings)

  • Development of Best Practice Guidelines for Sustainable Land Management in the Municipalities in Serbia

  • Editing, layout and printing of the Booklet

  • Organization of a Joint Stakeholder Awareness Needs Assessment Workshop

  • Development of interactive web content


  • Networking and Communication

  • Policy analysis

  • Local assessment

  • Stakeholder participation

  • Capacity building

  • Preparation of guidance documents

  • Training

  • Cooperation

  • Knowledge transfer

  • Event organisation

  • Awareness raising


Taking into consideration the current state of land in Republic of Serbia, which is a result of various environmentally unsustainable activities, urgent and comprehensive actions are needed to reduce pressures on land and improve its current status. The UNEP/GEF project aims to reduce pressures on land and generates environmental and social benefits for Serbia by promoting the SLM practices, which will help in reducing the main threats to land and soil.

fea is engaged as the non-governmental consultancy with the aim to assure effective and efficient project implementation of one of its components. fea will produce the Best Practice Guidelines for Sustainable Land Management in the Municipalities in Serbia targeting main stakeholder groups: local governments, most relevant natural resource management sectors (e.g., forestry, agriculture, mining, and energy), conservation organizations, gender and minorities, and others.

PROJECT WEBSITE provides all relevant information regarding UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), obligations and legal framework of the Republic of Serbia under UNCCD, land degradation and activities undertaken toward Sustainable Land Management.

Best Practice Guidelines for Sustainable Land Management in the Municipalities in Serbia

Best Practice Guidelines for Sustainable Land Management in the Municipalities in Serbia 

Summary Booklet


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