Sustainable land management technologies: fire, pest and diseases control
Sustainable Land Management contribution to successful land-based climate change adaptation and mitigation: A report of the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI)
Fire, pest, and diseases control are measures that manage, prevent, or control fire, pests, and diseases, with the aim of reducing their negative effects on land, vegetation, and ecosystems. This sustainable land management (SLM) technology can be applied to several land use types, including cropland and forest/woodland.
According to the report on sustainable land management (SLM) by the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI), controlling pests and diseases reduces crop/vegetation losses and the spread of outbreaks, thus potentially preserving biodiversity. Managing wildfires reduces forest degradation and preserves biodiversity, and can be a highly important climate change mitigation strategy for forests/woodlands. In certain forest types, such as boreal forests and some types of conifer forests, a certain amount of (controlled) fire can reduce the risk of wildfire and support the maintenance of the forest structure, function, and plant and animal composition.
Examples of SLM best practices in fire, pest and diseases control
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