The Role Of Legumes In The Farming Systems Of The Mediterranean Areas

Author: A.E. Osman
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Legumes are an important source of protein for humans and animals. They provide nutritionally rich crop residues for animal feed, and playa key role in maintaining the productivity of soils particularly through biological nitro gen fixation. They are, therefore, of immense value in rainfed farming systems. The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) has a responsibility for research on food, pasture, and forage legumes. The Center also has the broad objective of improving livestock production in rainfed farming systems. Although food legumes have be~n known and grown by farmers in the WANA region for a long time, their productivity has remained low and variable. Forage legumes, on the other hand, are not so well known by farmers of the region, and their role in the farming systems is not so well understood. Thus, we need to develop the concept of using forage legumes as crops and to fit them into cropping systems. In its efforts to increase the productivity of food legumes and develop the legume-based crop/livestock systems, ICARDA has established a network of scientists in the different National Agricultural Research Systems in the region. To further strengthen this network, ICARDA convened a workshop on 'The Role of Legumes in the Farming Systems of Mediterranean Areas' in Tunis, Tunisia, 20-24 June 1988. This workshop was co-sponsored by UNDP, who also contributed funds for this publication.
The Role of Legumes in the Farming Systems of the Mediterranean Areas
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: A.E. Osman, M.M. Ibrahim, M.A. Jones
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Legumes are an important source of protein for humans and animals. They provide nutritionally rich crop residues for animal feed, and playa key role in maintaining the productivity of soils particularly through biological nitro gen fixation. They are, therefore, of immense value in rainfed farming systems. The International Center for
The Role of Legumes in the Farming Systems of the Mediterranean Areas
Language: en
Pages: 324
Authors: A.E. Osman, M.M. Ibrahim, M.A. Jones
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-01-31 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Legumes are an important source of protein for humans and animals. They provide nutritionally rich crop residues for animal feed, and playa key role in maintaining the productivity of soils particularly through biological nitro gen fixation. They are, therefore, of immense value in rainfed farming systems. The International Center for
Legumes in Farming Systems
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: P. Plancquaert, P. Haggar
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989-02-28 - Publisher: Springer

Proceedings of a Workshop, organized by the Directorate-General for Agriculture (DG VI) of the Commission of the European Communities, and held in Boignville (France) on May 25-27, 1988
Potentials of Forage Legumes in Farming Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa
Language: en
Pages: 569
Authors: International Livestock Centre for Africa
Categories: Agricultural systems
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986-01-01 - Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)

Books about Potentials of Forage Legumes in Farming Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa
Legumes in Farming Systems
Language: en
Pages: 182
Authors: P. Plancquaert, P. Haggar
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Springer

Proceedings of a Workshop, organized by the Directorate-General for Agriculture (DG VI) of the Commission of the European Communities, and held in Boignville (France) on May 25-27, 1988