Transforming a Traditional Forage/Livestock System to Improve Human Nutrition in Tropical Africa
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CitationSullivan, G. M., Stokes, K. W., Farris, D. E., Nelsen, T. C., & Cartwright, T. C. (1980). Transforming a traditional forage/livestock system to improve human nutrition in tropical Africa. Journal of Range Management, 33(3), 174-178.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractLivestock systems based on uncontrolled communal grazing result in inefficient utilization of native forages and low livestock production. Forage/livestock herd simulation models are adapted to Tanzania to evaluate a case of improved technology. A hay enterprise for lactating cows, not possible with uncontrolled communal grazing, was found to increase nutritional and monetary welfare of a typical village.