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Sustainable Grassland Management Projects aim to promote sustainable grassland use practices and restore degraded grasslands The GHG emissions reductions and removals can be achieved with the adoption of sustainable grassland management practices, such as improving the rotation of grazing animals between summer and winter pastures, limiting the timing and number of grazing animals on degraded pastures, and restoration of severely degraded land by replanting with perennial grasses and ensuring appropriate management over the long-term.
Grasslands can store large amounts of carbon in soil, and thus, by adopting sustainable management practices the SGM projects help to preserve carbon stocks and improve soil health.
Grasslands are also one of the most important and biodiverse ecosystems on earth. They help regulate the water storage and support nutrient cycle in the soil, even though water supply management is an important factor for SGM projects. The soil would lose a great extent of capacity of water conservation, if the soil becomes bare without the coverage of grass. Protecting the grasslands can therefore help prevent soil erosion and promote water conservation. The degraded soils can still be restored with the SGM projects.
SGM Projects can also provide social benefits to local communities, by creating jobs and income opportunities and improving community resilience to climate change.