Spatial Planning and Monitoring Guide

Tool Details

Use It


The spatial planning and monitoring guide builds upon available spatial information - maps - to advance understanding about ways landscape interventions can be located, designed and negotiated for agricultural production, biodiversity conservation and livelihood security and to support enabling governance structures. The guide advises stakeholders on how to collect and create maps from available sources and use them to specify areas where improved landscape benefits are desired and interventions should be planned and monitored.


Where it has been used

Lower Burqa Abagabir Wejig Micro-Watershed, Southern Tigray, Ethiopia


How the tool is used for implementing a landscape approach

A spatial understanding of the landscape is critical for implementing a landscape approach. The use of a wide range of maps (such as maps on water flows, suitable agricultural soils, vegetation cover and population) supports well-informed planning for placed-based interventions, where the desired impact often depends on the spatial characteristics of a larger area. Such maps are also critical for monitoring and evaluating change in a landscape.

Tool Specifications

Tool Submitted By:

Christopher Planicka, EcoAgriculture Partners

User Type

Development Practitioners, Landscape Leader

Type of Tool