Restoration of Badia ecosystem services for enhanced community livelihood Technical final report 2018 _ Rangelands
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Mounir Louhaichi, Hloniphani Moyo, Sawsan Hassan. (30/12/2018). Restoration of Badia ecosystem services for enhanced community livelihood Technical final report 2018 _ Rangelands. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
In arid ecosystems, it is necessary to come up with strategies which significantly improve rangeland production to better the lives of smallholder farmers. The use of intermittent contours for water harvesting to boost shrub growth has resulted in higher plant growth characteristics. Establishing and promoting sustainable rangeland management practices such as water harvesting techniques, shrub transplantation, direct seeding and controlled grazing are important towards improving biodiversity and production levels of rangelands in the Badia. Therefore, strategies that promote sustainable management of biodiversity are needed to meet the increasing demand for agricultural products which are putting pressure on limited grazing and rangeland resources.