Crop Residues in Sustainable Mixed Crop/Livestock Farming Systems

Renard, C (1997) Crop Residues in Sustainable Mixed Crop/Livestock Farming Systems. Other. International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.

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While livestock are the most obvious users of crop residues, we should not forget that these resources may also play important alternative or complementary roles in sustaining future crop production by conserving soil moisture, preventing erosion and increasing soil organic matter content. They may also provide a range of products important in rural areas, such as fuel and thatch. In this workshop a multidisciplinary systems approach was used to investigate the use of crop residues to improve the productivity and sustainability of mixed crop/livestock farming systems. Seventy-two scientists from 33 countries, six continents and a wide range of disciplines came together to review past work, report new results and strengthen links at both personal and institutional levels. These proceedings are an important source of information for animal and crop scientists working on the challenges of feeding the developing world's rapidly rising livestock population and improving the productivity of its agriculture. It is hoped that, by collaborating more closely, these scientists wi l l be able to develop the innovative approaches and new technologies needed in the next century

Item Type: Monograph (Other)
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Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2011 07:50
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 04:37
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/1046
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