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The Use of Tropical Forages for Livelihood Improvement in Southeast Asia: A Focus on Livestock
By: Stuart Brown, CAMAG Consulting
In its simplest definition a forage is any plant material grazed or fed to livestock. However, a more specific definition that’s presented in this article focuses on plants (grasses and legumes) that are planted specifically to provide superior feed benefits to livestock due to: 1) higher protein content, 2) lower labour requirements, and 3) additional farming system or social benefits.