Reducing the Impact of Grazing Livestock on Crop Production

Ajah, Julius (2017). Reducing the Impact of Grazing Livestock on Crop Production. UNU-INRA Policy Brief. United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa.

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    Author Ajah, Julius
    Editor Shakespear, Mudombi
    Atewamba, Calvin
    Nutakor, Praise
    Title Reducing the Impact of Grazing Livestock on Crop Production
    Series Title UNU-INRA Policy Brief
    Volume/Issue No. 14
    Publication Date 2017-02-27
    Place of Publication Accra
    Publisher United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
    Pages 4
    Language eng
    Abstract In Nigeria, crops and livestock are produced mainly by small-scale farmers. The crop farmers cultivate small portions of land without fencing while livestock farmers rear animals with little or no form of restrictions. This often results in the destruction of crops during grazing, leading to multiple socio-economic consequences. The outcome of this is detrimental to sustainable agricultural development hence the need to assess the impact of grazing livestock on crops production in Abuja, Nigeria. This policy brief therefore presents recommendations from the findings of a study that assessed the impact of grazing livestock on crop production in Abuja, Nigeria. The brief calls for the need to create awareness on the importance of using grazing routes so as to avert the negative impacts on crop production. Similarly, supporting farmers to adopt intensive livestock management systems (confined animal rearing), and the establishment of a Rangeland and Grazing Routes Commission to oversee the development and management of rangelands and grazing routes may help to reduce the impact of grazing livestock on crop production in Nigeria.
    UNBIS Thesaurus Green Economy
    Keyword Crop production
    Livestock innovation systems
    Copyright Holder United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
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    Created: Mon, 27 Feb 2017, 23:27:00 JST by Praise Nutakor on behalf of UNU INRA