Trees for fodder for the poor. Validated RNRRS Output.

Abstract

This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R5398: Farmer centred agroforestry research and development in eastern China: methods for optimising tree spatial arrangement and fodder value.

Poor urban and rural people with no land can still benefit from the income-earning opportunities brought by growing fodder—by using trees rather than more traditional sources. Research conducted in China proved that this was possible if they partnered with land owners in order to grow useful fodder trees on otherwise unused pieces of land (like that at the edge of roads, paths and fields). The project also identified the best fodder-tree options, and simple techniques to allay partners' fears that the trees might shade their crops. The project's findings have now been successfully applied in a range of countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Indonesia and Pakistan.

Attached PDF (4 pp.) taken from the CD. Only a Description is available.

Citation

FRP21, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 65.

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