Sustainable land management technologies: grazing pressure management
Sustainable Land Management contribution to successful land-based climate change adaptation and mitigation: A report of the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI)
Grazing pressure management assess the maximum livestock population that a habitat or ecosystem can support on a sustainable basis (the carrying capacity), to ensure that resources such as vegetation, soil, and water, are not damaged, degraded, or depleted. The technology is applied mainly on land involving livestock production (e.g. grazing land), and is common in arid and semi-arid regions where livestock are primarily dependent on grazing resources for feed supply.
According to the report on sustainable land management (SLM) by the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI), grazing pressure management can prevent soil erosion and deterioration. Depending on the livestock density, grazing frequency, and management practices, grazing pressure management could also improve soil carbon dynamics.