Methodology for Sustainable Grassland Management (SGM)


Methodology for Sustainable Grassland Management (SGM)


The methodology provides procedures to estimate the GHG emission reductions and/or removals from the adoption of sustainable grassland management (SGM) practices on grasslands in semi-arid regions. Eligible project activities include a broad range of SGM activities such as improving the rotation of grazing animals, limiting the grazing of animals on degraded pastures and restoration of severely degraded lands. Where biogeochemical models can be demonstrated to be applicable in the project region, they may be used to estimate SOC pool changes. Where such models are not applicable, the methodology uses direct measurement methods to estimate SOC pool changes. 

This methodology was open for public comment from 7 September 2011 until 6 October 2011. Public comments are closed.

Comments (4)

Robert Seaton
Brinkman & Associates / The Earth Partners
Nicole R. Virgilio
The Nature Conservancy
Abhirup Sen
Emergent Ventures
Andrea Malmberg
The Savory Institute
Sectoral Scope
14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use
Second Assessor
SCS Global Services
Approval Date
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Status Notes

You can find a recording of the webinar discussing this methdology here