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dc.contributorTaguchi, Makikoen_US
dc.contributorLouhaichi, Mouniren_US
dc.contributorHassan, Sawsanen_US
dc.creatorDubeux, Joseen_US
dc.identifier.citationJose Dubeux, Makiko Taguchi, Mounir Louhaichi, Sawsan Hassan. (12/10/2020). Cactus: a staple fodder to enhance food security in semiarid regions (CactusNet webinar series). In CactusNet webinar series. Global: CACTUSNET (Executive Producer).en_US
dc.description.abstractArid and semiarid lands cover 40% of global surface and > 2 billion people live in these areas. Cactus is the most efficient plant in water use and adapts well to drylands. Food insecurity is closely linked to semiarid regions in the tropical world, and animal-food source can alleviate poverty and hunger, reducing malnutrition especially at younger ages of human development. Cactus (Opuntia and Nopalea) is a fast-growing fodder and is rich in energy, vitamins, minerals, and water. If complemented with other dietary sources, cactus can sustain high levels of livestock productivity. Agronomic practices such as manure application, weed control, improved varieties, and plant population density are important components of cactus productivity. Livestock systems based on cactus are disseminated globally, including countries like Brazil, Mexico, Tunisia, Morocco, and South Africa; however, there is still room for improvement and expansion in other countries. With increasing global population and demand for high-quality protein, livestock systems based on cactus in semiarid regions are key to reduce malnutrition and poverty in these areas. Fitting the right plant to the environment is more sustainable than changing the environment. Thus, cactus can be the next green revolution in arid lands, developing new food systems in these areas. In summary, we simply cannot afford not using cactus in arid regions, considering that this is one of the most efficient plants in these environments.en_US
dc.subjectmanual cactus chopperen_US
dc.subjectarid and semiarid landsen_US
dc.titleCactus: a staple fodder to enhance food security in semiarid regions (CactusNet webinar series)en_US
cg.creator.idLouhaichi, Mounir: 0000-0002-4543-7631en_US
cg.creator.idHassan, Sawsan: 0000-0002-5057-8957en_US
cg.subject.agrovoccactus pearsen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAOen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Florida - UFen_US
cg.contributor.centerFAO-ICARDA CactusNeten_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - Livestocken_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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