Agustina Bluthgen / 07/27/2022
Sustainable Land Management And Why It Matters
You may be concerned about how to develop and manage your land while being environmentally friendly. A few steps toward sustainable land management can include decreasing land degradation, rehabilitating degraded land, and ensuring sustainable use of land resources.
Land use and management affect your sustainable impact. These are all crucial factors to consider while buying land. Owning land provides space for agricultural development, but it is also essential for our planet’s preservation.
Sustainable Land Management (SLM) aims to harmonize environmental economics and social opportunities for present and future generations. The main goal is to align economic, social, and environmental goals. And at the same time, SLM maintains and enhances the quality of resources.
The correct use of land and SLM is the use of the land to meet changing human needs. This can be achieved while ensuring long-term socio-economic and ecological functions of the land. You may be wondering about how to be more sustainable while developing land. It is not an easy question, but some key sustainable practices may result in benefits to both the environment and your goals.
Diversity is key
Sustainable Land Management aims for crop rotation and diversity. Nutrients are replenished as different crops are planted in various locations within the same ecosystem. Additionally, it also helps prevent diseases that may attack a single crop. Genetic diversity guarantees healthier crops.
You may apply the same principle to livestock. SLM with livestock can be achieved by moving your animals to different pastures. They will graze various plants and consume a healthy range of nutrients. This means that livestock is less likely to be exposed to diseases and is also good for the soil.
To enhance your sustainable land management, consider implementing an animal strategy. You may think about releasing populations of helpful insects, like ladybugs and lacewings into your crops. They will help control pests. You can also think about planting flowers, as they attract insects along the edges of your crop fields. Also, think about planting plenty of trees! When planted around water sources, trees can help prevent water loss through evaporation during the dry season. At the same time, trees will help you prevent soil erosion.
Contributing to sustainable land management is important if you are thinking about developing raw land. This will help you produce what you need to develop in your land while preserving ecosystems for future generations.
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