PICOTEAM is a network-organisation with nodes in Africa, Latin America and Europe
that supports efforts to bring about change and innovations for sustainable development.
Focal Area 4
Making INRM and conservation for livelihood improvement work in practice
Natural Resource Management (NRM) challenges have been tackled mainly through reductionist component approaches. But, since NRM-systems encompass complex interactions between policy, institutional, social, economic and technical dimensions, these approaches failed in solving those manifold social-ecological problems. This focal area promotes approaches to Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM) which build on lessons learnt from a range of positive experiences. It focuses on improving the resource managers’ adaptive capacity in a continuously changing environment - markets, ecosystem behaviour or social settings – in order to enable them to manage the NRM-system’s complexity.