Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Livestock System
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2022) | Viewed by 19186
Livestock systems have a dual reputation. On the one hand, they are considered to be aggravating factors in current changes, particularly with regard to climate change with greenhouse gas emissions and water and soil pollution by livestock manure. They are also sometimes presented as the main cause of deforestation in certain regions or as a source of biodiversity loss at the global level. On the other hand, livestock farming systems, especially extensive farming systems, are sometimes considered as tools for managing anthropized ecosystems, making it possible to conserve open environments and their associated biodiversity. They can provide ecosystem services such as fighting forest fires or protecting endangered species, and furnishing quality food.
However, livestock farming systems throughout the world are the lifeblood of millions of people and constitute an important heritage of knowledge and know-how in the exploitation and management of natural resources, which can provide a wealth of information for considering more sustainable forms of natural resource management.
This Special Issue aims to synthesize knowledge on traditional and innovative forms of natural resource management within livestock systems from a resilience and sustainability perspective. In particular, contributions are expected on the following topics:
• People-livestock-natural resource relationships from a sustainability perspective
• Experiences of successful technical itineraries for the management of natural resources through livestock farming
• the provision of ecosystem services provided by livestock farming
• the emergence of new risks related to livestock farming in the context of current global changes
• Cross reflections on the places and roles of livestock systems in shaping sustainable food systems and the implementation of environmental transitions in natural resource management.
Dr. Didier Genin
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