LANUSYNCON - At the Science Policy Interface: LANd Use SYNergies and CONflicts within the framework of the 2030 Agenda


Land use, conflicts, synergies, Agenda 2030, land degradation, biodiversity, hunger, climate change, SDGs, agriculture, infrastructure


East Africa, particularly Kenya and Tanzania


In LANUYSNCON, we try to answers urgent questions about the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources requires the conceptual and practical involvement of different perspectives, actors and research fields. Using case study in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Kenya and Tanzania, where the pressure on land is increasing, we examine the complex trade-offs between different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The aim is to provide results that will help to understand and consider impacts of policy decisions beyond the respective policy sector in order to promote coherent land use policies.


  • Dynamic Bayesian network analysis
  • Decision modelling
  • Structured interviews
  • GIS analysis

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Duration of the Project

1 July 2020 to 30 June 2025

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