Improved feeding systems for more efficient beef cattle production in Cambodia

Published on 24 May 2011

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Start Date: 1 March 2008 | End Date: 31 August 2011

Overview

This project aims to reduce poverty of small farmers in Cambodia by increasing cattle productivity through improved feeding strategies and reduced labor (time) requirement for feeding cattle. The introduction of forage plants as crops (different grass species and Stylo 184) and the growing awareness among farmers that animals can be seen as a commodity rather than an asset, requiring appropriate management to return reasonable revenues, have been the most important achievements. Improving market access helps to maintain farmers’ interest and changes farmer attitudes as they start to see themselves as an interest group of organized producers. Increasing the availability of forage species through forage shops has played an important role in making forage-based technologies more available.

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2 Responses to “Improved feeding systems for more efficient beef cattle production in Cambodia”

  1. Miranda Pen says:

    Dear CGIAR,

    My name is Miranda Pen, from Cambodia. I’ve been working for this project for about one and a half year and now I am doing my PhD at UNE. May I take this opportunity to inform you the error on the external links at the bottom right Royal University of Agriculture, where this is an cooperated institute, is not in Thailand. It should be Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia. Thanks.

    Sincerely yours,

    Miranda

  2. Petr says:

    Dear Sir / Madam,
    I would like to know if it is possible to get seeds of Stylo 184 and grass species which were introduced in Cambodia. Is there any institution or company selling them ? If not we would like to cooperate in this area. Thank you.

    Petr

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