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Reversing desertification with livestock in Zimbabwe

Overgrazing by livestock is a major cause of desertification, but the adoption of 'holistic' grazing management in parts of Zimbabwe has seen desertification reversed on over 2,500 hectares of degraded land.
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The approach is interesting and can reverse the rate at which overgrazing lead to desertification here in Sub-Saharan Africa. The challenges faced include high population pressure on land, community awareness and farmer-pastoral relations.
posted by: Sule Sale (09:48:04 Fri 3rd December 2010)

The core procedure is described in the book "Holistic Management: A New Framework for Decision Making" Island Press 1999. No fencing was used because of wildlife & livestock are herded. $ per hectare is always negligeable with Hol.Mgnt.
posted by: Allan Savory (19:29:09 Mon 22nd November 2010)

I'd like to know details about the interesting initiative. What is the core procedure for the adequate manegement of grasslands? Fencing? What is the amount of monetary input for each hectare of the intervention?
posted by: Eduardo Almeida (18:42:57 Fri 19th November 2010)



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