Change in grazing intensity
|Description:||Change in grazing intensity, usually more intensive. This would require better management of grasslands, including for example the use of grass-clover mixtures and fertilisers, bringing the length of the grazing season in tune with the period of grass production, and rotations.|
|Is implemented in:||Land-use allocation|
|Associated theme items:||Agricultural land use (Land use), Land use system (Land use), Natural vegetation (Land use), Animal husbandry (Food)|
Associated policy response component
Effects of this policy intervention on components
Component: Land-use allocation
Effect : More intensive grassland management decrease the area needed for grassland, while producing the same amount of grass and/or feeding the same size of livestock.
Component: Livestock systems
Effect : Increasing grazing intensity has no consequences for the livestock if not combined with introduction of better breeds
Component: Terrestrial biodiversity
Effect : Effects biodiversity in two ways: less grazing areas decrease the impact on habitats, while more intensive management or increased grazing intensity icnreases the pressures on biodiversity of the remaining areas.