On‐the‐job training Rangeland Assessment and Monitoring
Mouldi Gamoun, Mounir Louhaichi. (21/12/2020). On‐the‐job training Rangeland Assessment and Monitoring.
Under the CRP Livestock (LE flagship), ICARDA in collaboration with national partners developed key indicators for sustainable grazing management especially in favorable years. These indicators were very much welcomed by the development projects operating in Southern Tunisia (national and international). In particular OEP immediately took action to adopt this innovative procedure to decide first whether to allow/open grazing and second to estimate carrying capacity. In order to implement properly these set of indicators, series of special training sessions were conducted by ICARDA for the technical field staff. The main focus of this training was on rangeland inventorying and monitoring and aimed to develop and improve the capabilities of engineers and technicians in the Office of Livestock and Pastures (OEP) of Medenine and Tataouine governorates. Furthermore, the training presented an opportunity to evaluate and assess recovery potential of the natural vegetation following the adoption of controlled grazing management of restored sites.