Research on Grassland Community Management——A Case Study of Yanchi County
ZHANG Shu-chuan1, LONG Zhi-pu2, QI Gu-bo1, LI Xiao-yun1 (1.College of Humanities and Development, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100094, China; 2.Ningxia Center for Environment and Poverty Alleviation, Yanchi, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region 751500, China)
Sustainable grassland management has great significance for ecological maintenance and farmers' livelihood. Based on the definition of grassland community management (GCM), this paper expatiates the necessity and essentiality of GCM and reviews the feasibility and implementation of GCM by Participatory Rural Appraisal in the cases of Yanchi County. Some difficulties and problems in GCM are discussed. Solutions and recommendations are given. The results show that it is feasible to apply GCM to the appropriate grasslands. The government should be responsible for macro grassland management and resource monitoring by Grassland Management Group which would perform an important function in the establishment of Grassland Management Committee, legislation, intendance, and making adjustment.