Tropical forage-based systems for climate-smart livestock production in Latin America
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Rao, IM; Peters, M; van der Hoek, R; Castro, A; Subbarao, GV; Cadisch, G; Rincón, A. (2014). Tropical forage-based systems for climate-smart livestock production in Latin America. Rural21 4: 12-15.
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Tropical forage grasses and legumes as key components of sustainable crop-livestock systems in Latin America and the Caribbean have major implications for improving food security, alleviating poverty, restoring degraded lands and mitigating climate change. Climate-smart tropical forage crops can improve the livestock productivity of smallholder farming systems and break the cycle of poverty and resource degradation. Sustainable intensification of forage-based systems contributes to better human nutrition, increases farm incomes, raises soil carbon accumulation and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.