Head of FRWO said: "A range management plan is not planned to merely
support livestock breeding in rangelands, these plans give the managers the ability to use a holistic management approach with consideration of all rangeland potential that eventually improve the livelihood of rural households."
to FRWO's website, Dr. Masoud Mansour in a meeting with members of the National
Association of Natural Resources Cooperatives (NANRC) and the Iranian Society
of Range Management (ISRM) on Tuesday, said: "The traditional range management
plans need to be reviewed and updated based on
integrated and multi-purpose approaches and FRWO is determined to prepare range
management plans for all rangelands without a plan."
that FRWO will use the capacities of Agricultural and Natural Resources
Engineering Organization's (ANREO's) in preparation of rangeland management
plans that include the cultivation of at least 50,000 hectares of medicinal
Mansour referred to the paragraph B of Article 29 of the Sixth Development Plan
as a legal framework for transfer of such projects to the National Association
of Natural Resources Cooperatives (NANRC) and the Iranian Society of Range
Management (ISRM) in provinces.
called for continuation of joint meetings every two months at the Headquarters and
called on NRWDs in provinces to hold similar meetings in provinces.
Head of FRWO called on NANRC and ISRM to contribute to the natural resources
management especially in fire and grazing seasons with their timely presence in
"FRWO has an extensive plan for firefighting prevention and control that includes
provision of equipments, training, advocacy and financial resources; and welcome
both NANRC and ISRM to participate in the initiative in coordination with NRWDs
for conservation of specific sites.
Mansour pointed out the collection of annual revenue from rangelands and noted:
"Unfortunately, at the moment FRWO is collecting 30% government's revenue
from ranchers, and ISRM can assist FRWO to collect the remaining revenues."
Massoud Mansour stressed the importance of exploiting by-products, especially
medicinal herbs, and said: "Unfortunately, operation of the processing and
packaging of by-products is poor and there is no complete technical regulation
in this area."
reiterated that NANRC and ISRM also can play a vital role in regulating
standards and technical regulations as well as in the production process, including
production, packaging and processing chain of by-products.
the report, Heads of NANRC and ISRM also shared their views and expressed their
satisfaction over enhanced collaboration in the aforementioned fields.