[Written by Mouldi Gamoun, Jutta Werner, and Mounir Louhaichi, ICARDA] Degradation of rangelands is a major global concern, but land degradation processes in the rangelands are poorly understood. This lack of understanding has contributed to poorly-informed interventions and policies that have sometimes exacerbated degradation. Rangeland can become degraded due to crop cultivation, over-exploitation of livestock, over-extraction …
Legumes have great potential to contribute significantly to sustainable intensification of livestock production in the tropics, along with the provision of ecosystem services.
A global database helps identify how land use and related pressures have influenced the occurrence and abundance of species and the diversity of ecological assemblages.
A new International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) project, Partnerships for Improving Pastoral Policies (PIPP), is offering policy advice to the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture to update the existing Forests Code in an inclusive and participatory way, while at the same time respecting scientifically proven best practices of dryland rangeland governance.
Non-destructive, accurate, and more rapid alternatives of measuring canopy cover are urgently needed. One potential alternative, developed by scientists at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and Oregon State University, uses image processing software to determine rangeland ground cover from color digital images
Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on ex-ante environment impact assessment work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief introduces the justification for this work and the different streams of…
Informing and guiding decisions on livestock interactions with the environment and climate change