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“Even the goats feel the heat:” gender, livestock rearing, rangeland cultivation, and climate change adaptation in Tunisia

Dezembro, 2022
Tunisia

Women's contributions to rangeland cultivation in Tunisia and the effects of climate change upon their livelihoods are both policy blind spots. To make women's contributions to rangeland cultivation visible and to provide policy inputs based on women's needs and priorities into the reforms currently being made in the pastoral code in Tunisia, we conducted fieldwork in three governorates. We conducted focus groups and interviews with 289 individuals.

Bush encroachment in sub-Saharan Africa: causes, impacts, and management strategies - A review

Dezembro, 2022
Global

presentation about Bush encroachment that poses a pervasive challenge to Sub-Saharan Africa's rangelands, impacting ecosystem dynamics, biodiversity, and local livelihoods. This study comprehensively analyzes bush encroachment in the region, exploring its causes, impacts, and management strategies. Climate change, driven by global factors like fossil fuel combustion and deforestation, intensifies the greenhouse effect, contributing to encroachment. Land use practices, such as overgrazing and invasive species, further spur woody vegetation expansion.

Fire Management for Healthy Rangelands in Sub-Sahara Africa

Dezembro, 2022
Global

This comprehensive review explores the historical and cultural significance of fire management in Sub-Sahara Africa's rangelands, emphasizing its integral role in socio-cultural practices and livelihoods. While traditional fire use aligns with herders' knowledge for optimal pasture management, recent limitations arise from government policies, erratic rainfall, and population pressures. The ecological effects of fire on rangelands showcase its potential for ecological renewal, influencing species diversity, biomass, and soil properties.

Continuous observations of CO2 and CH4 exchange from East-African rangelands

Dezembro, 2022
Austria

Semi-arid rangelands in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are an important source of food security and nutrition but are under increased anthropogenic pressure by a growing population. These rangelands are characterized by nutrient poor soils and distinct wet and dry season(s). Due to the soil and climate combination, conventional crop agriculture is rarely feasible without irrigation and mineral fertilizer amendments, which in turn are limited by prohibitively high fertilizer prices and lack of water.

Global actions for Sustainable Rangelands and Pastoralism to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality

Dezembro, 2022
Global

This presentation focuses on the global actions required to achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) through sustainable rangelands and pastoralism, aligning with the International Year for Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) and its sub-working group on LDN. The challenges and threats to rangelands are outlined, emphasizing the climatic and anthropogenic pressures leading to natural resource degradation, productivity losses, and land-related conflicts.

Sustainable Rangeland Management Toolkit for Resilient Pastoral Systems

Dezembro, 2021
Global

The toolkit advocates for a holistic and participatory multi-stakeholder approach that emphasizes the important role played by governance of rangelands using bottom-up landscape restoration. It also emphasizes the need to ensure that decisions are based on both indigenous knowledge and modern science to address site-specific challenges. Users have access to a collection of Sustainable Rangeland Management (SRM) practices aimed at achieving a neutral level of degradation (LDN) and offering a strong potential to rehabilitate and restore degraded rangeland ecosystems.

Flexible grazing strategies for sustainable rangeland resources management

Dezembro, 2021
Global

To strengthen institutional arrangement that link national developing agencies dealing with rangeland rehabilitation and management with the end users (pastoralists and livestock keepers), representatives from ICARDA, Office de l’Elevage et des Pâturages (OEP), and Tunisia's General Directorate for Forestry (DGF), farmers and pastoralists were invited to a day-long workshop on June 6th, 2022, where participants discussed a flexible approach to grazing management to adopt a new flexible grazing management procedure when implementing gdel on rangelands.

Jessour for diversified and resilient agroecological systems to ensure food security and sustainable livelihoods in arid ecosystems

Dezembro, 2021
Canada

Poster presented at the 5th World Congress on Agroforestry: “Transitioning to a Viable World”. Québec, Canada, July 17-20, 2022: For agricultural production, exploiting mountain slopes for rainwater runoff collection is a low-cost practice that supports sustainable agroecological systems and increases yield. To this day, people in rural communities continue to use an ancient and well-known system called Jessour to strengthen agricultural productive capacity and diversify their livelihoods.

Global communications strategy on rangelands and draft action Plan for 2022-2024

Dezembro, 2021
Kenya

The strategic goal of this strategy and the communication supported therein, is to draw attention to the importance of rangelands (and rangeland communities) and their protection and restoration. This will be done through a coordinated effort by ILRI working with international and national partners as part of ILRI’s global livestock for advocacy development (GLAD) work), engaging mainly outside the livestock sector to improve investments and decisions.