LivestockPlus - The sustainable intensification of forage-based agricultural systems to improve livelihoods and ecosystem services in the tropics *

@inproceedings{Rao2015LivestockPlusT,
  title={LivestockPlus - The sustainable intensification of forage-based agricultural systems to improve livelihoods and ecosystem services in the tropics *},
  author={Idupulapati Rao and Mike Peters and Alba Castro and Rainer Schultze-Kraft and Danielle White and Myles Fisher and John Wesley Miles and Carlos E. Lascano and Michael Bl{\"u}mmel and Davi Jos{\'e} Bungenstab and Jeimar Tapasco and Glenn Hyman and A. Bolliger and Birthe K. Paul and Rein van der Hoek and Brigitte L. Maass and Tassilo T. Tiemann and Mario Cuchillo and Sabine Douxchamps and C Cruickshank Villanueva and {\'A}lvaro Rinc{\'o}n and Miguel Angel Ayarza and Todd S. Rosenstock and Guntur V. Subbarao and J B Le{\'o}n Arango and Juan Andr{\'e}s Cardoso and Margaret M. Worthington and Ngonidzashe Chirinda and An Maria Omer Notenbaert and Andreas Jenet and Anders Schmidt and Nelson Jos{\'e} Vivas and Rod D.B. Lefroy and K. Fahrney and {\'E}lcio Perp{\'e}tuo Guimar{\~a}es and Joe Tohme and Simon E. Cook and Mario Herrero and Mauricio Chac{\'o}n and Timothy D Searchinger and Thomas Rudel},
  year={2015}
}
As global demand for livestock products (such as meat, milk and eggs) is expected to double by 2050, necessary increases to future production must be reconciled with negative environmental impacts that livestock cause. This paper describes the LivestockPlus concept and demonstrates how the sowing of improved forages can lead to the sustainable intensification of mixed crop-forage-livestock-tree systems in the tropics by producing multiple social, economic and environmental benefits. Sustainable… CONTINUE READING

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