Aracely Castro

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Los sistemas agroforestales son una alternativa para el manejo de zonas de bosque seco tropical de laderas intervenidas o en degradación. Sus beneficios se basan en el uso eficiente de los recursos, la productividad y la seguridad alimentaria de las comunidades rurales. Localizar lugares más aptos para dichos sistemas es un requisito en el proceso...
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The agro-forestry systems are an alternative in the management of dry tropical forest zones of intervened or degraded edges. Their benefits are based on the efficient use of resources, productivity and food security for the rural communities. To locate the most appropriate sites for these systems is a requirement in the process of agricultural exte...
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As global demand for livestock products (such as meat, milk, and eggs) is expected to double by 2050, necessary increases to future production must be reconciled with negative environmental impacts that livestock cause. This paper describes the LivestockPlus concept and demonstrates how the sowing of improved forages can lead to the sustainable int...
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The increased use of grain-based feed for livestock during the last two decades has contributed, along with other factors, to a rise in grain prices that has reduced human food security. This circumstance argues for feeding more forages to livestock, particularly in the tropics where many livestock are reared on small farms. Efforts to accomplish t...
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As global demand for livestock products (such as meat, milk and eggs) is expected to double by 2050, necessary increases to future production must be reconciled with negative environmental impacts that livestock cause. This paper describes the LivestockPlus concept and demonstrates how the sowing of improved forages can lead to the sustainable inte...
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Tropical forage grasses and legumes as key components of sustainable crop-livestock systems in Latin America and the Caribbean have major implications for improving food security, alleviating poverty, restoring degraded lands and mitigating climate change. Climate-smart tropical forage crops can improve the livestock productivity of smallholder far...
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El objetivo del Atlas es apoyar el uso sostenible del suelo, proporcionando una herramienta útil para conocer su estado y llamar la atención sobre su importancia. Estos aspectos constituyen el punto de partida para fomentar la conservación de este valioso recurso natural. Es por ello que, con el fin de mejorar la comunicación y concienciar a la soc...
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Forage-based livestock production plays a key role in national and regional economies, for food security and poverty alleviation, but is considered a major contributor to agricultural GHG emissions. While demand for livestock products is predicted to increase, there is political and societal pressure both to reduce environmental impacts and to conv...
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Agriculture and livestock production are major contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. Forage-based systems dominate much of agriculture in the tropics, providing livelihoods to farmers but also affecting local and global environments. In this chapter, we attempt to answer the question: How can farmers and livestock keepers improve their liveliho...
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To determine the effect of management principles in the Quesungual Slash and Mulch Agroforestry System (QSMAS) on the dynamics of soil nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), and their impact on QSMAS’ productivity in southwestern Honduras, Central America a study was carried out. Five land use systems were compared: (1) Slash-and-burn traditional system;...
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Breeding of the black and red Mesoamerican beans for Central America and the Caribbean. Bean production in Central America is mainly a small farm operation on hillside, marginal areas, limited by several biotic and abiotic constraints. More than 350,000 t of beans are produced in nearly 0.5 millions of hectáreas, with a rather low yield average of...
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Tables. Typescript (photocopy). Thesis (M.S.)--Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez, 1998. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 106-111).

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