Utilization of Rangelands by Livestock and Interaction with Environment
Assessment Tools and Indicators


By Marc CARRIERE et Bernard TOUTAIN - 1995, 56 pp

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Table of contents

I Rangelands and their use: general characteristics
1 - Definition
2 - Rangelands typology, distribution and use
3 - Balance or imbalance, degradation and desertification

II Analysis of interactions between livestock production systems and rangelands
1 - Land use
2 - Livestock food: effects of plant matter consumption
3 - Livestock water resources
4 - Movement
5 - Soil fertility
6 - Animal production
7 - Rangelands management and use
8 - Livestock production policy
9 - Conclusion

III Key indicators and their use
1 - Relevance and limits of indicators
2 - Direct indicators
3 - Indirect indicators

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