R6549 comprised two phases. These were substantially different: Phase 1 (1996-2001) consisted mainly of bio-physical, on-station research on factors affecting the nutritive value of the leguminous shrub Calliandra calothyrsus (‘calliandra’) when used as a fodder for ruminants. In contrast, the research under Phase 2 comprised a series of socio-economic studies associated with adoption and impact of fodder shrubs (including, but not limited to, calliandra), and issues associated with the scaling up of their uptake by smallholder farmers.
Stewart, J. Investigation of factors affecting the nutritive value of Calliandra calothyrsus leaf as fodder for ruminants. Final Technical Report. Oxford Forestry Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (2006) 92 pp.