Ensuring Sustainability of Rangelands and Livelihoods of Pastoralists Inclusive Land Management Practices
Jutta Werner. (19/3/2016). Ensuring Sustainability of Rangelands and Livelihoods of Pastoralists Inclusive Land Management Practices, in " Towards Dynamic Drylands. ICARDA Annual Report 2015", pp. 21-22.
Rangelands are often seen as grazing lands for animals only, but they play a far wider role. They provide vital ecosystem services such as mitigating climate change and conserving biodiversity in drylands with important consequences for livestock production, natural resources and socio-economic development. Managing them sustainably requires striking the right balance among their different functions, a complex challenge for communities that depend on rangelands for their livelihoods and local authorities and policymakers who regulate land use.