Green Fodder Production A Manual for Field Functionaries

Rathod, P and Dixit, S (2019) Green Fodder Production A Manual for Field Functionaries. Manual. ICRISAT, Patancheru, Hyderabad.

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Research Program : Asia

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We gratefully acknowledge the valuable suggestions and reviewer comments by Dr BG Shivakumar, Principal Scientist & Officer In-charge, Indian Council of Agricultural Research- Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute (ICAR-IGFRI), Southern Regional Research (SRS) Station, Dharwad (Karnataka).


Agriculture and animal husbandry in India are interwoven, with mixed farming and livestock rearing being integral to rural livelihoods. Although the agriculture sector’s contribution to the Indian economy is steadily declining, both the agriculture and livestock sectors provide employment to 52% of the work force. Livestock producers meet their fodder needs through a combination of crop residues, grazing (on common and private lands, forests, and fallow and harvested agricultural lands), and cultivated forage crops (grown mostly by large landholders), while some of them purchase fodder. However, the livestock sector has been grappling with issues of improving fodder production. Green fodder is critical as it provides nutrients for livestock health, which ultimately has a bearing on livestock output and the sector itself.

Item Type: Monograph (Manual)
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fodder production, India, Fodder Cereals, Fodder Grass, Fodder Legumes, Fodder Trees, Fodder Sources
Subjects: Others
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2019 07:41
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 07:46
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