Participatory Land Use Mapping is a technique used to involve community members in exploring local land-use planning issues. It is used to create maps that represent land resource patterns, hazards and to collect data for assessments in order to present alternative scenarios and to empower. In other words, it is an interactive process in which local communities discuss and determine how to manage the land and other natural resources in their locality.
The conduct of Participatory Land Use Mapping aims to develop a community action plan through the identification of Community problems, ranking of these problems to prioritize interventions, mapping of the community’s natural resources for adaptation, optimization of land use and profiling of the village Areas. These would help proffer solutions based on the needs of the community as identified by the community members. All key stakeholders are taken into consideration from the drafting of the problem, to the resources available and mapping as well as the analysis of solution.