Rangelands, Drylands & Pastoralism

Rangelands, Drylands & Pastoralism

Rangelands are grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, wetlands, and deserts that are grazed by domestic livestock or wild animals. Types of rangelands include tallgrass and shortgrass prairies, desert grasslands and shrublands, woodlands, savannas, chaparrals, steppes, and tundras.

Pastoralism is the branch of agriculture concerned with the raising of livestock. "Pastoralism" generally has a mobile aspect, moving the herds in search of fresh pasture and water (in contrast to pastoral farming, in which non-nomadic farmers grow crops and improve pastures for their livestock). 
 

Drylands conventionally are defined in terms of water stress: as terrestrial areas where the mean annual rainfall (including snow, fog, hail, etc) is lower than the total amount of water evaporated to the atmosphere.

Sources: GlobalRangelands.org & Wikipedia & IUCN  

Journal Articles & Books
December 2003

gricultural biodiversity in FAO FAO’s goal is to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting sustainable agricultural development, improved nutrition and food security – the access of all people at all times to the food they need for an active and healthy life. The importance of biological diversity for food security and sustainable agriculture has been recognized by FAO and the Organization is working to promote its conservation and sustainable use in an agricultural context.

Journal Articles & Books
December 1990

Le prsent numro d'Unasylva examine en dtail le rapport entre la foresterie et la scurit alimentaire et se pose la question suivante: Que peut-on faire pour que les programmes et activits de dveloppement forestier contribuent dans la mesure du possible assurer l'accs conomique et physique aux produits alimentaires pour tous et en tout temps? Dans l'article de fond, M.

Reports & Research
December 2015

Meeting Name: Near East Forestry and Range Commission (NEFRC)
Meeting symbol/code: FO:NEFRC/2015/5
Session: Sess. 22

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2008

L’outil cartographique WOCAT-LADA-DESIRE est fondé sur le questionnaire original WOCAT sur la cartographie (WOCAT, 2007). Celui-ci a été développé de façon à accorder plus d’attention aux problèmes de dégradation biologique et de l’eau. Il met davantage l’accent sur les causes directes et socio-économiques de ces phénomènes incluant leurs impacts sur les fonctionnements des écosystèmes.

Journal Articles & Books
December 1996
Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2011

This document is the second part of a two part manual on local level assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management: ? Part 1 ? Planning and Methodological Approach, Analysis and Reporting ? Part 2 ? Field Methodology and Tools The two parts should be used together as Part 1 provides the background information for the conduct of the methods and tools that are provided in Part 2.

Reports & Research
February 2016

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have a history of engagement in pastoral development which is likely to continue. In the face of growing challenges posed by climate change, as well as new economic and political realities, pastoralism offers a production system that prospers in landscapes where other livelihood systems are either at their limit or require large investments. The sector is highly relevant to the fundamental goals and strategic frameworks of both agencies.