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Rehabilitation of degraded communal grazing land

Rehabilitation measures, including eyebrow pits and live fencing, are used to re-establish a protective vegetative cover. The main purpose was to re-establish vegetative cover on the almost bare, overgrazed site.

Several species of grass and fodder are planted along the ridges of the eyebrows and drainage trenches. Contour hedgerows are established between the eyebrow pits and trenches and trees planted below the pits. Maintenance involves clearing the vegetation and cleaning the pits.

Land use type
Grazing land
Technology group
Vegetation management
Type of land degradation addressed
Physical soil deterioration
Soil erosion by water
Rehabilitation of degraded communal grazing land