Biophysical and economic water productivity of dual-purpose cattle farming.

  title={Biophysical and economic water productivity of dual-purpose cattle farming.},
  author={Mohamed Taher Sra{\"i}ri and Rida Benjelloun and Mohammed Karrou and Serkan Ates and Marcel Kuper},
  journal={Animal : an international journal of animal bioscience},
  volume={10 2},
This study analyzes key factors influencing water productivity in cattle rearing, particularly in contexts characterized by water scarcity. This was done through year-round monitoring of on-farm practices within five smallholder farms located in the Saïss area (northern Morocco). The on-farm monitoring protocol consisted of characterizing: (i) volumes of water used for fodder production and distinguished by source (rainfall, surface irrigation and groundwater), (ii) virtual water contained in… 

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