Sustainable land management technologies: vegetation management
Sustainable Land Management contribution to successful land-based climate change adaptation and mitigation: A report of the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI)
Vegetation management involves practices to manage vegetation (such as crops, forage, or timber) to improve its quality, quantity and very often, diversity, for example through the selection and management of plant and grassland species. Vegetation management also includes the management of invasive species, which could affect native diversity and the overall functioning of the ecosystem. The technology can be applied to several land use types, including cropland and grazing land.
According to the report on sustainable land management (SLM) by the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI), the benefits of using vegetation management could include improving soil structure, the potential to increase soil carbon, and soil erosion control. The technology can be combined with other sustainable land management technologies to promote synergies in addressing land degradation and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Examples of SLM best practices in vegetation management
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