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Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management (SLM) for Large-Scale Impact in the Grazing Lands of Limpopo and Nor

€3072469.951

09/21 - 11/26

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Objectives

To scale up and mainstream sustainable land management for large-scale impact in the grazing lands of target sites in Limpopo and Northern Cape of South Africa

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Note: Disbursement data provided is cumulative and covers disbursement made by the project Agency.

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