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Integrated crop–livestock systems with agroforestry to improve organic animal farming

Escribano, A.J.; Ryschawy, J and Whistance, L.K. (2019) Integrated crop–livestock systems with agroforestry to improve organic animal farming. In: Vaarst, Mette and Roderick, Stephen (Eds.) Book chapter. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK, pp. 123-155.

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Summary

The livestock sector has to satisfy the growing demand for animal products while reducing its environmental impact, in face of great climatic and market changes. For this reason, there is a necessity to redesign livestock production systems in order to make them more sustainable and adaptable. IFS (crop-livestock-trees) could be a viable option to achieve the above-mentioned global goals. Moreover, the implementation of conservation agriculture practices proved to improve crop-livestock beneficial effects. This review paper aims at highlighting the scientific knowledge existing regarding the advantages and limitations of crop-livestock systems including agroforestry and conservation agriculture practices. This shows that integration (this integration can take different operational structures-farming systems) can be a positive approach to achieve farm’s sustainability.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:organic farming; organic agriculture; livestock; agroforestry; agroforestry systems; sustainability; sustainable agriculture; mixed farming; crop-livestock; integrated systems; grassland; trees; animal welfare; animal welfare; animal nutrition; animal feeding; animal health; animal production; integrated land management
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Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Farming Systems
Animal husbandry
Soil
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Spain
European Union
France
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
ISBN:978 1 78676 180 4
DOI:10.19103/AS.2017.0028.12
Deposited By: Escribano, Dr. Alfredo J
ID Code:35110
Deposited On:27 Mar 2019 09:36
Last Modified:29 Mar 2019 12:03
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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