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Improving rural livelihoods through biogas generation using livestock manure and rainwater harvesting
Expanded Title:Increasing fodder production has become essential to solve the problem of diminishing natural grazing veld for livestock in rangeland systems. These guidelines were developed to assist livestock owners with bio-digesters to implement sustainable grazing management practices. This was achieved through determining methods for improving grazing capacity and livestock production in three communal areas in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo Provinces. Communal rangelands (Plate 1-1) are defined as “those areas where agriculture is largely subsistence-based and where rangelands are generally communally-owned and managed as opposed to private or individual ownership” (Everson & Hatch, 1999). In all three provinces continuous grazing is practised whereby animals graze in the same area for the entire grazing period (Tainton, 1999).
Date Published:01/01/2016
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Agricultural Water - Small holder irrigation, Agricultural Water - Rainwater harvesting
Document Keywords:Guidelines, Society
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 645/15
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0733-6
Authors:Smith MT; Everson TM
Project No:K5/1955
Organizations:University of KwaZuIu-Natal; Rhodes University; University of Venda
Document Size:14 108 KB
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