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.

PICOTEAM Ltd. PICO Southern Africa PICO Uganda PICO Tanzania PICO Latin America
PICO Academy for Practitioners PICO Knowledge Networking

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.

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