Africa / Animal Feeding / CIAT / Feeds / Fodder / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Modeling forage intercropping and best bets for farmers in Tanzania

Farmers in East Africa could increase their yields and simultaneously build richer soil in a sustainable way by adopting intensive farming practices. But, knowledge about which farming practices are the most effective is not well documented by researchers.

To speed up this process for local cropping systems, a CIAT-led project on ‘Sustainable Intensification of Crop-livestock Systems through Improved Forages’ enhanced CropSyst, a sophisticated agricultural model, to simulate the simultaneous growth of two forage species and their competition for light, water, and nutrients – intercropping.

Read an update of the project that uses models to help provide Tanzanian farmers with best-bet forage crop management techniques.

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