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Livestock production from grasslands with improved management compared to traditional management

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Leiber, Florian (2015) Livestock production from grasslands with improved management compared to traditional management. In: Proceedings of 23rd International Grassland Congress 2015 - Keynote Lectures, Jhansi, UP; India, pp. 147-153.

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Summary

The value of traditional versus improved management systems for grassland is discussed. The set target is the persistence of the ecological, economic and social multifunctionality of grasslands and the increase of food output from these areas without increasing parallel
requirements for arable crop or energy inputs. Based on the fact that historically traditional systems were stable and sustainable in many cases, while severe damage is faced nowadays, it is argued that lot of improvement should be based on the acknowledgment of successful traditional practises. The challenge might rather be to define improvement as a contemporary development of traditional techniques. The specific role of human labour in the context of grassland management appears to be a key question. Regarding management measures, intensive management of grazing as well as forage conservation are particularly important and require efforts in research and development.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishgrassland managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3364
Englishfeed conservationUNSPECIFIED
EnglishherdingUNSPECIFIED
Englishtranshumancehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7866
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Sheep and goats
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:36782
Deposited On:10 Nov 2019 16:56
Last Modified:10 Nov 2019 16:56
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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