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Cover for Economic, social and cultural benefits of silvopastoral systems in Nigeria.

Three out of the five agricultural zones in Nigeria are prominent and have a comparative advantage for livestock production. A major constraint is the availability of feeds due to the serious weather fluctuations. The introduction of silvopastoral systems in the National Fadama Development...

Author(s)
Oladele, I. O.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Outdoor pig production in the Basque Country (Spain).

In 1999 a group of butchers and farmers with limited experience in home-grown pig fattening became interested in the production of pig meat from an outdoors system. The goal was to provide the Basque market with higher-quality products. An R+D project was carried out to design an outdoor pig...

Author(s)
Ruiz, R.; Domingo, A.; Oregui, L. M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An alternative to improve goat production in the mountain areas of north-west Tunisia.

Twenty one local kids (18.75 kg; s.d.±1.4) were divided into three equal groups and allowed to browse in shrublands from July to December (dry season). Two groups received feed blocks containing mainly wheat bran and molasses and either included polyethylene glycol (B-PEG) or were PEG-free (B). A...

Author(s)
Boubaker, A.; Kayouli, C.; Buldgen, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Traditional and improved silvopastoral systems and their importance in sustainability of livestock farms.

Conversion of primary forest to pasture is widespread in Central and Latin America and the progressive removal of trees has resulted in environmental degradation and a decline in productivity, simultaneously threatening rural livelihoods and regional biodiversity. This chapter presents data on the...

Author(s)
Ibrahim, M.; Villanueva, C.; Mora, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Goat production system in mountain zones: the case of Peneda's Mountain.

Animal production plays a major social and economic role in Peneda's Mountain (NW of Portugal). In recent decades, population decrease has reached a peak but still continues, leading to a dismantling of social organization and fundamental changes in land management. The aim of this chapter is,...

Author(s)
Pacheco, L. F.; Pires, J.; Iglesias, A.; Cantalapiedra, J.; Barreto, D.; Araújo, J. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Live fences as a means of sustainable integration of livestock, trees and crops in Ségou, Mali.

For hundreds of years, agriculture and livestock production developed alongside each other in the Sahel. During the rainy season, the land was devoted to crops while, in the dry season, it became available for livestock. During the last decades, however, farmers began to produce crops during the...

Author(s)
Levasseur, V.; Niang, A.; Olivier, A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Root density and soil water relationships of a silvopastoral system of the tropical region of Yucatan, Mexico.

In the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cattle production is limited by forage availability during the dry season since water and soil fertility are the main factors limiting production. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of Leucaena leucocephala grown at 5000 trees/ha on forage...

Author(s)
Delgado, H. G.; Ramírez, L. A.; Ku, J. V.; Velásquez, P. M.; Escamilla, J. B.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Silvopastoral systems in the Neotropics.

In the tropical Americas, pasturelands occupy the largest proportion (60% to 80%) of the area designated as agroecosystems in some countries. The expansion of the area of grazed pasture has implied the loss or extreme alteration of natural ecosystems, mainly lowland and montane tropical forests...

Author(s)
Murgueitio, E.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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