What is it about?

Ruminants in Sub-saharan Africa rely on rangelands for grazing to supply their requirements. However, during drought or long dry period supply is not enough, requiring supplementation. Growing and conserving forages and fodder is therefore necessary. This paper highlights what has been achieved, challenges and opportunities for fodder and forage production in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Identification of gap areas, new crops and improvements in digestion and utilization of available forage material


Further domestication of new fodder crops may be needed which will withstand climate challenges

Othusitse Madibela
Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

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This page is a summary of: Forage conservation in sub‐Saharan Africa: Review of experiences, challenges, and opportunities, Agronomy Journal, December 2021, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1002/agj2.20954.
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