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Thursday August 25th Departure for Mongolia. Strenghtening the Mongolian Steppe Pastureland Management. Herder Groups are offered a possibility for land use rights through contract with the local authorities, as instrument to reduce the overgrazing, improve its management and increase the productivity of the steppe pasture and therefore its economic value. Monitoring the steppe quality is a central item by identification of good management. In their land use contract the present carrying capacity s mentioned. Good management can increase the productivity of the steppe pasture and therefore the carrying capacity. Thus good managment leads to better contracts with more animals per hectare. Tuesday, August 2nd Ukraine and Moldova. Training of trainers on pastureland and livestock management. Degraded land is a result of bad management, not of bad quality land. Improved management can reverse the degradation. Rotational management, temporary reduced livestock pressure, resting periods, pasture restoration techniques are serving increased productivity.  Therefore trainers has to be trained to build regional capacity on extensive pasture and livestock management.  
For Integrated and Sustainable                  development.
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