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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 241-246
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2007.241.246
Improving Crop-livestock Production Systems in Rainfed Areas of Northeast Thailand
M. Wanapat , A. Petlum , N. Wongnen , S. Matarat , S. Khampa and P. Rowlinson

Abstract:
Crop-Animal Systems Research Network of Thailand (CASREN-Thailand) has been surveyed for general information on livestock-crops farming systems to find out the main problems encountered by smallholder farmers and to implement appropriate technologies to farmers in order to improve farm productivity. Using a farmer participatory approach, recommended technologies such as on-farm feed production and feeding strategies have been offered to farmers. Improving on-farm grass yield by using high production grass varieties such as Purple Guinea grass could increase both quantity and quality of roughage for animals. Cassava/legumes intercropping could provide protein sources for both animal and human (food-feed system), however, the role of legumes in improving soil fertility should be also considered. In addition, supplementation with cassava hay produced on-farm could improve animal productivity particularly milk quality such as milk fat. Moreover, production and utilization of home-made concentrate using local feed resources was key to decrease the cost of production. The overall activities under CASREN-Thailand are fulfilled by improving crop-livestock production systems in rainfed areas.
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M. Wanapat , A. Petlum , N. Wongnen , S. Matarat , S. Khampa and P. Rowlinson , 2007. Improving Crop-livestock Production Systems in Rainfed Areas of Northeast Thailand. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 6: 241-246.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2007.241.246

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2007.241.246

 
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