Controlled intensive grazing: Savannah Grasslands, Africa


Read full article: “Controlled intensive grazing: Savannah Grasslands, Africa

Summary: This chapter appears in a book about sustainable land management, the development of water buffers, and the business case in favor of investment in natural resource management. The financial payback, economic dividend, and social impact of investing in integrated landscapes – if done properly – are rewarding: sustainable land management and water buffers transforms lives by providing economic security. Holistic Planned Grazing increases the rainfall infiltration rate of soil and its ability to sequester carbon, such that a greater amount of rainfall enters and is held by soil, helping to prevent flooding and improve drought resilience.

Steenbergen, Frank, A. Tuinhof, L. Knoop, and J. H. Kauffman. 2011. “Controlled intensive grazing: Savannah Grasslands, Africa.” In Transforming landscapes, transforming lives: the business of sustainable water buffer management, 72-77.

Savory Institute

Savory Institute

The Savory Institute is on a mission to regenerate the grasslands of the world and the livelihoods of their inhabitants, through Holistic Management. Since 2009, Savory Institute has been leading the regenerative agriculture movement by equipping farmers, ranchers, and pastoralist communities to regenerate land within culturally-relevant and ecologically-appropriate contexts.
More from Savory

Leave a Reply


Popular Posts