Sustainable land management technologies: animal waste management
Sustainable Land Management contribution to successful land-based climate change adaptation and mitigation: A report of the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI)
Animal waste management is the proper collection, handling, storage, and utilization of waste generated from animals (manure and urine), with the aim of recycling as much of the collected material as possible. The technology is mainly used in land involving livestock production, such as grazing land.
According to the report on sustainable land management (SLM) by the UNCCD Science-Policy Interface (SPI), animal waste that has been carefully treated and managed can be used to improve soil fertility and productivity, and reduce nutrient losses.
Examples of SLM best practices in animal waste management