Carrying Capacity

The MAMASE project resulted in the development of a Rangeland Management Information tool dubbed MARIS. MARIS was developed by ITC in partnership with Upande. For more information, please visit

Below is the estimated carrying capacity for the different conservancies.

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The Carrying Capacity (kg/23mx23m/nrdays) is calculated per 23x23m pixel (=535m2). Default period is 1 year (365 days). Positive values indicate a surplus in biomass, negeative values indicate a deficit (overgrazing), resulting in degradation of the rangelands.