Fodder scarcity is a major constraint faced by farming communities throughout the world. This is often the result of the degradation of traditional fodder sources in forest and village common lands. Consequently, to meet their needs, farmers must produce at least some fodder in their agricultural fields. Unable to set aside land exclusively for this purpose, farmers include fodder trees in agriculture fields. Such attractive options produce both fodder and food on the same land. While these agroforestry systems are productive, few farmers have access to enough land to meet their own fodder needs. In collaboration with their neighbors, farmers also must manage community lands, which are often marginal or degraded from previous over-sue, to maximize fodder production. In both on-farm and off-farm fodder production systems, nitrogen fixing trees play a very important role.
- Published: 1998
- Publisher: Winrock International Arkansas
- ISBN-10: 1573600113
- ISBN-13: 9781573600118
- ECHO Library: PC 92