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dc.contributorLouhaichi, Mouniren_US
dc.creatorOuled Belgacem, Azaiezen_US
dc.date2017-10-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-11T11:15:13Z
dc.date.available2018-06-11T11:15:13Z
dc.identifierhttps://mel.cgiar.org/reporting/download/hash/3CI3GhbOen_US
dc.identifier.citationAzaiez Ouled Belgacem, Mounir Louhaichi. (30/10/2017). Rangeland restoration and management in relation to land tenure and vegetation type: the revival of the resting “Gdel” technique in southern Tunisia. Jordan: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/8276
dc.description.abstractEven if preliminary results have shown that a protection period of 3 years is not sufficient for disappeared species to appear nor for succession to reach a next stage, mainly in the degraded Stipa tenacissima community, the reintroduction of the rest “gdal” practice seems to be beneficial and a suitable tool to manage sustainably the arid rangelands under changing climate. Thus, the evidence suggests that, during short-term rest from grazing (2 years), vegetation cover, density, rangeland production and carrying capacity can be improved. During relatively rainy years, grazing for short period (1 year or less) is apparently not harmful for rangeland vegetation in the dry areas. In this context, if rangelands are grazed by a number of animals lower than the carrying capacity, there will be no risk of rangeland degradation and vice versa. Adequate grazing can have a beneficial effect over the duration of the vegetative period of certain species and alternation of short periods of grazing with periods of vegetative rest is generally more favourable than strict or long term protection. These results are still preliminary and need to be confirmed by further monitoring and assesment of the vegetation growth and production in relation to the different tested grazing management techniques. The preliminary results have shown that a protection period of 3 years is not sufficient for disappeared species to appear nor for succession to reach a next stage, mainly in the degraded Stipa tenacissima community, the reintroduction of the rest “gdal” practice seems to be beneficial and a suitable tool to manage sustainably the arid rangelands under changing climate. Thus, the evidence suggests that, during short-term rest from grazing (2 years), vegetation cover, density, rangeland production and carrying capacity can be improved. During relatively rainy years, grazing for short period (1 year or less) is apparently not harmful for rangeland vegetation in the dry areas. In this context, if rangelands are grazed by a number of animals lower than the carrying capacity, there will be no risk of rangeland degradation and vice versa. Adequate grazing can have a beneficial effect over the duration of the vegetative period of certain species and alternation of short periods of grazing with periods of vegetative rest is generally more favourable than strict or long term protection.en_US
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dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)en_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-NC-4.0en_US
dc.subjectland tuneren_US
dc.titleRangeland restoration and management in relation to land tenure and vegetation type: the revival of the resting “Gdel” technique in southern Tunisiaen_US
dc.typeInternal Reporten_US
cg.creator.idOuled Belgacem, Azaiez: 0000-0002-5946-7540en_US
cg.creator.idLouhaichi, Mounir: 0000-0002-4543-7631en_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.subject.agrovocrangelandsen_US
cg.subject.agrovoccarrying capacityen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - LAFSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.countryTNen_US
cg.contacta.belgacem@cgiar.orgen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
mel.project.openhttps://mel.cgiar.org/projects/237en_US


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