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ZERO GRAZING SYSTEM Programme Coordination Unit Tel: ... Other dairy cattle rearing systems which also require housing are semi-zero grazing and free grazing. Different dairy cattle rearing systems have different ... Kenya. The zero grazing housing system has various areas some of which are ...

http://sdcp.or.ke/TRAINING_%20MATERIAL/manuals/Zero%20Grazing%20Housing.pdf

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"Adaptation of the zero grazing concept by Luo farmers in Kenya"

18 Nelson A.R. Mango The National Dairy Development Project (NDDP) of Kenya was implemented by the Kenyan and Dutch governments with the main aim of increasing milk production for the market.

http://www.fao.org/prods/gap/database/gap/files/561_ZERO_GRAZING_IN_KENYA.PDF

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THE STATUS OF GOOD DAIRY FARMING PRACTICES ON SMALL-SCALE ...

of this study was to (1) determine the status of Good Dairy Farming Practices on zero grazing small-scale farms ... USAID. (2008). Kenya Dairy Sector competitiveness program: Milk shed Assessment and small business organization needs analysis.

http://www.kari.org/biennialconference/conference12/docs/THE%20STATUS%20OF%20GOOD%20DAIRY%20FARMING%20PRACTICES%20ON%20SMALL-SCALE%20FARMS.pdf

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REPUBLIC OF KENYA - Official Website Smallholder Dairy ...

REPUBLIC OF KENYA MINISTRY OF ... THE FEEDING OF THE DAIRY COW . Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. What to Feed 3. The feeding of the cow during early lactation ... zero grazing unit or in a shade close to the cattle. In this way the cow can regulate the

http://sdcp.or.ke/TRAINING_%20MATERIAL/manuals/Feeding%20of%20a%20Dairy%20Cow.pdf

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Dairy Herd Management in Kenya - Smallholder's View

Kenya’s dairy cattle population make up at least 70% of the total in eastern and southern Africa, ... Stall feeding (zero grazing) 67 Use of artificial insemination 52 Use of tick acaricide 71 Cattle vaccinations 63 Use of anthelmintics 89

http://www.smallholderdairy.org/publications/Conference/Omore%20et%20al-1998-Smallholder%20dairy%20herd%20mgt-IDC.pdf

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Disposal and replacement practices in Kenya’s smallholder ...

Disposal and replacement practices in Kenya’s smallholder dairy herds B. Omedo Bebe1, 2, 3, ... left the herd in zero- and semi-zero grazing systems than from free-grazing herds (19% y-1) and fewer heifers were available as replacements.

http://www.smallholderdairy.org/publications/Conference/Bebe%20et%20al-2000-%20Cattle%20disposal%20and%20replacement-AACAA.pdf

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Smallholder Dairy in Kenya - International Food Policy ...

Smallholder Dairy in Kenya MARGARET NGIGI Dairy production in Kenya has grown at 2.8 percent per ... zero-grazing,stall-fed regimes.In the intensive systems,they recycle manure and fodder between crop and livestock enter-prises. DRIVERS OF CHANGE

http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/focus12_06.pdf

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Indicators of Poor Welfare in Dairy Cows Within Smallholder ...

Chapter 3 Indicators of Poor Welfare in Dairy Cows Within Smallholder Zero-Grazing Units in the Peri-Urban Areas of Nairobi, Kenya James Nguhiu-Mwangi, Joshua W. Aleri,

http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/43171/InTech-Indicators_of_poor_welfare_in_dairy_cows_within_smallholder_zero_grazing_units_in_the_peri_urban_areas_of_nairobi_kenya.pdf

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Feeding dairy cattle in East Africa - RUAF Foundation

appendix 8 Diagram of a zero-grazing unit ... in the intensive system, dairy cattle are enclosed in zero-grazing units (see design of ... feed and water. this method is mainly practised where grazing land is scarce. in Kenya it

http://www.ruaf.org/sites/default/files/Dairy%20Feeding%20Manual.pdf

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THE DAIRY INDUSTRY IN KENYA: THE POST-LIBERALIZATION AGENDA

yields in small scale zero grazing and large-scale open grazing systems, respectively. The ... regulatory body is the Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) established under the Dairy Industry Act, Cap 336 of the Laws of Kenya.

http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/kenya/o_papers/dairy_sector_color.pdf

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PRODUCTIVITY TRENDS AND PERFORMANCE OF DAIRY FARMING IN KENYA

OF DAIRY FARMING IN KENYA Stella Wambugu, Lilian Kirimi and Joseph Opiyo ... (Kenya Dairy Board website, ... the revenue per cow was lower for the non-zero grazing dairy farms, the much lower costs ...

http://www.tegemeo.org/images/downloads/Working%20papers/WP43-Productivity-Trends-and-Performance-of-Dairy-Farming-in.pdf

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Uganda Dairy: Policy brief

• Current policies and some development projects have promoted dairy intensification systems, such as zero grazing, in a variety of settings ... in Kenya and the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences ... • Dairy farming in Uganda is a profitable activity irrespective of ...

http://www.ugandadairy.dk/files/042006UgandaDairyPolicyBrief1.pdf

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Performance of dairy cows in different livestock production ...

imbalances in their planes of nutrition, impaired fertility fodder production on smallholder dairy farms in Kenya. ... end of the trial, dairy cows in zero grazing systems inability to conserve feeds (silage or hay), at least during

http://www.pjbs.org/pjnonline/fin366.pdf

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Dairy Farmers Training Manual Penultimate revised3

Dairy Farmers Training ManualDairy Farmers Training Manual ... Kenya’s dairy subsector, ... Zero Grazing Majority of dairy animals are kept by smallholder farmers under zero grazing or semi zero grazing systems.

http://livestockportal.co.ke/docs/Dairy_Farmers_Training_Manual.pdf

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Dairy farming in Uganda - CGSpace Home

Institute, Nairobi, Kenya. Cover image: National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda Publication Design: Lilian Ohayo ... Dairy system Zero grazing Wage rate (shillings/hour) infl ated 200% % reduction in net farm benefi ts 126 378 21

https://cgspace.cgiar.org/bitstream/handle/10568/257/DairFarmUga_ProduEfficiRep1.pdf?sequence=1

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Kenya Agricultural Research Institute KARI Naivasha Centre

Kenya Agricultural Research Institute KARI Naivasha Centre ... • Zero grazing technologies • Pamphlets, manuals for various livestock production systems • Improved indigenous ... Kari Naivasha demonstration plots & zero grazing unit.

http://www.kenyalivestockshow.org/pdf/2010/Kari.pdf

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3.2.7 Economic Impact of Smallholder Dairy Technology in ...

Kenya extrapolations were “lumped” and farms assigned to a “Highland” zone. A rapid rural appraisal of farms in existing surveys of NARD and Land ‘O Lakes was made and six farms selected: ... (dairy breeds with zero grazing and

http://cnrit.tamu.edu/IMPACT/section3_2_7.pdf

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Agrodok 14 - Journey to Forever

Dairy cattle husbandry 10 3 Zero grazing. Within this system the animals stay in one place only and all the feed is brought to them. ... Zero grazing series, vol. 2. Republic of Kenya. Ministry of Livestock Development. Zero grazing, Calf rearing.

http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/AD14.pdf

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Costs of milk production in Kenya - CGIAR - CGSpace Home

... smallholder Kenya dairy farmers will continue to do well under a variety ... J.M.A. 1992. Production costs of milk under zero grazing conditions. Kenya Farmer (June and September). World Bank. 2003. World Development Indicators database, April 2003. World Bank Databases. The World Bank ...

https://cgspace.cgiar.org/bitstream/handle/10568/1923/Staal%20et%20al-2003-Costs%20of%20milk%20production.pdf?sequence=1

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Factors Influencing Adoption of Dairy Technologies in Coast ...

... Influence of Market and labor availability on adoption of Zero grazing.in Coast province Kenya ... The Pearson correlation coefficient between household members doing dairy work and zero grazing was 0.216 and the p value was 0.036 therefore at p<0.05 was not significant thus no

http://www.ijbcnet.com/2-7/IJBC-13-2309.pdf

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CATTLE: HOUSING AND FEEDING MANAGEMENT - infonet-biovision.org

... this number would be one large dairy cow per acre, or two cows of a small breed. Cattle need a lot of feed. ... Requirements of a zero grazing unit for diary cows with calves ... The magazine for sustainable agriculture in Kenya Sponsored by www.organicfarmermagazine.org Email: ...

http://www.infonet-biovision.org/res/res/files/4198.15%20Cattle%20Housing%20Feeding%2028.2.2010.pdf

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EFFICIENCY OF RESOURCE USE IN DAIRY.ppt - Conferences

zero grazing system where milk yield can be increased by 94.4% ... yKenya’s Dairy Development Policy which aims at ...

http://afma-k.org/docs/mose.pdf

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A DAIRY FARM - Food and Agriculture Organization

dairy farmers and among the top three in Kasarani division of ... the Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPL&C) so as to enter into dairy farming. He secured a ... zero grazing unit but also his family homestead. Most of

http://www.fao.org/docs/eims/upload/226552/Kasarani.pdf

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Zero-Grazing & Chicken Coop Unit | Phase 1 of 3

1. perennial 1. Zero-Grazing & Chicken Coop Unit | Phase 1 of 3 Capacity: 12-Dairy Cows, 3-Calves, 1000 Chicken | Kahuhia, Murang’a County All designed & Built by Okmulgee Engineering Ltd. | 2013

http://www.farmingkenya.org/public/efile/a8/13/1395_9c48.pdf?c=aa3b

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KENYA DAIRY BOARD - Mars Group Kenya

Cost of milk production The cost of production varies across production systems, within systems and ecological zones. Zero grazing Small scale open grazing Large scale open grazing

http://kenyaelections07.marsgroupkenya.org/pdfs/Parastatals/Kenya_Dairy_Board/KENYA_DAIRY_BOARD.pdf

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Risk (Predisposing) Factors for Non-Infectious Claw Disorders ...

smallholder zero-grazing dairy units in th e peri-urban areas of Nairobi, Kenya. 3.2.3 Sole bruising ... of claw disorders in smallholder zero-grazing dairy units in Kenya. A: superficial non-invasive sole bruising mainly in zone 5; B: ...

http://www.intechopen.com/download/pdf/28684

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57. Milk regulation in Kenya - AgEcon Search

able to keep the zero grazing units clean. ... Only Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) was licensed by Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) to retail milk to scheduled urban areas, however sale of raw milk was tolerated in other areas including

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/97077/2/57.%20Milk%20regulation%20in%20Kenya.pdf

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FORAGE CROPS FOR WESTERN KENYA - Kari

adaptive research project in Kenya Agricultural Research Institute ... ¥ If you are zero-grazing your animal, note that an average sized dairy ... Dairy farmers in the high potential areas of Western Kenya prefer Lucerne

http://www.kari.org/fileadmin/Publications/Legume_Project/Legume_Leaflets/ForageCrops_020506.pdf

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HIGH YIELDING AND DISEASE RESISTANT ELEPHANT GRASS SUITABLE ...

practice semi or zero-grazing dairy management system. Scarcity of livestock feed is a great ... Kenya and nine accessions of Pennisetum and Pennisetum hybrids acquired from ICRISAT through ILRI Forage Network (AFRNET) were grown in a completely randomised block.

http://www.internationalgrasslands.org/files/igc/publications/2001/id0952.pdf

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Jersey Cattle Breeders Society of Kenya cont.

Jersey Cattle Breeders Society of Kenya cont ... The Jersey Cattle Society of Kenya was founded in 1936 and has been serving small-holder dairy farmers ever since. The Society's current Chairman is Julius Mutea, who keeps a small herd of Jerseys on his zero-grazing unit near Ngong. Our most ...

http://www.kenyalivestockshow.org/pdf/2009/JCBS%202.pdf

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Who We Are Location - Moiben Dairy Farm

a zero, and semi-zero grazing model. ... dairy farms in Kenya, and attracts visitors from all over the country due to its unique concept and model. The Government of Kenya through its national and county officials has used MDF to demonstrate what

http://moibendairies.co.ke/images/mdf.pdf

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Dairy Goats and Food Security in a CHANGING CLIMATE

The pure German Alpine goats are kept in a zero-grazing system. “It takes some time to get the feed for the goats, but I am glad that I have su$cient ... Smallholder dairy goat farming in Kenya is increasingly being promoted by

http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/east-africa/desertification/dairy-goats-and-food-security-in-a-changing-climate/at_download/article_pdf

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SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF DAIRY GOAT PRODUCTION IN KENYA

SOCIO-ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF DAIRY GOAT PRODUCTION IN KENYA A. Kinyanjui, A. Murage and D. Mbugua KARI-Naivasha, P.O ... In Kiambu only 2% practising free range while the rest zero-grazing or tethering. There are many reasons for the sudden rise in popularity of the dairy goat. One reason is that ...

http://empaeg.com/UserFiles/File24183.pdf

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EVALUATION OF THE CONSTRAINTS TO PROFITABLE SMALL-HOLDER ...

ABSTRACT The Kenya dairy sub-sector has been undergoing developments since the 1980s, these has been in the areas of adoption of intensive dairy farming especially zero grazing.

http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/117713/2/dennis%20Kinambuga%20Thesis.pdf

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LEISA 12 Optimising climate-soil- pasture-cattle interactions ...

18 Adaptation of the zero grazing concept by Luo farmers in Kenya ... Development Project of Kenya introduced a dairy farm concept based on zero grazing, with animals kept in stalls and a cut and carry fodder system. The article describes the main

http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/livestock-which-way/dear-readers-contents/at_download/article_pdf

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Development and on-farm evaluation of agroforestry livestock ...

zero grazing [4] Dairy cattle [5] fodder [6] feeding systems [7] ... In Kenya?s Embu district, there is an average density of about 103 trees/ha and the farms constitute examples of spontaneously developed agroforestry systems. In this area, ...

http://teca.fao.org/printpdf/technology/development-and-farm-evaluation-agroforestry-livestock-feeding-systems-east-africa

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The Epidemiology of Theileria parva Infections on Smallholder ...

and included, zero-grazing and open-grazing farms in the Upper Midlands (UM) one and four AEZs and zero-grazing farms in the UM2 AEZ. ... smallholder dairy farms in Kenya. The most important tick-borne disease in Kenya is East Coast fever (ECF) caused by Theileria parva

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brian_Perry/publication/12136703_The_epidemiology_of_Theileria_parva_infections_on_smallholder_dairy_farms_in_Kenya/links/09e4150816c92d32ff000000

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International Journal of Veterinary Science

in cows within smallholder zero-grazing dairy units in Kikuyu District, Kenya: a survey study. ... 139-141. www.ijvets.com INTRODUCTION Smallholder zero-grazing dairy units in Kenya vary in their designs and management practices. The management practices at times vary even within the same unit ...

http://www.ijvets.com/pdf-files/Volume-3-no-3-2014/139-141.pdf

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Efficacy of Interpersonal Communication Channels in the ...

which has seen such innovations as zero grazing gain traction in Kenya. The evolution of the dairy industry in Kenya has seen an increase in milk production, ... system of dairy farming but today zero grazing has been embraced. The farmers had similar

http://hrmars.com/hrmars_papers/Efficacy_of_Interpersonal_Communication_Channels_in_the_Diffusion_and_Adoption_of_Zero_Grazing_Technology.pdf

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Dear farmers, - www.infonet-biovision.org - Home

The newspaper for sustainable agriculture in Kenya Nr. 17 Sept/Oct 2006 Dear farmers, In Kenya, many cabbage and sukuma wiki ... that landless zero grazing is not allowed. • The farmer should ensure sufficient fresh air, ... Proper feeding and housing of dairy cows can increase their ...

http://www.infonet-biovision.org/res/res/files/1623.TOF%20sept%202006.pdf

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2.3 Dairy (Meat and Milk) Production Systems Evaluated in ...

of dairying in Kenya. Dairy breeds have been introduced and used as cross or pure breeds, and improved forage varieties have been introduced. ... Dairy Breeds -Semi-zero Grazing: Semi-zero grazing by pure dairy breeds where animals are stall

http://cnrit.tamu.edu/IMPACT/section2_3.pdf

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CURRICULUM V ITAE DR. JAMES NGUHIU-MWANGI 2014

Page 7 of 22 Scores and associated factors in dairy cows in the smallholder zero-grazing dairy units in Kikuyu district, Kiambu County, Kenya”.

http://www.ku.ac.ke/schools/spas/images/stories/docs/Dr_Nguhiu_Mwangi.pdf

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By , E.S. Ariga , A.M. Okeyo , M.M. Waithaka and A.M.

3.6.1 The zero grazing system ... Currently the population of dairy cattle in Kenya is 12 million head. Assuming that 60% of these are cows and heifers of breeding ages and that 10% of these need to be inseminated monthly,

http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/ag_transformation/atw_oluoch.pdf

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Association of trypanosomosis risk with dairy cattle ...

mated that the dairy herd in Kenya comprises about 3 million head of cattle, of which 2.5 million are owned by smallholders numbering about 650 000 ... cattle nutrition and grazing management, farm enterprises, farm inputs and rev-enues, ...

http://www.ojvr.org/index.php/ojvr/article/download/176/170

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FODDER FOR A BETTER FUTURE - World Agroforestry Centre

stall fed, or ‘zero-grazed’ – in wooden ... in Central Kenya were using fodder trees. Within a year, ... Fodder trees for dairy farmers in East Africa: making extension decisions and putting them into practice. Nairobi: World

http://www.worldagroforestry.org/downloads/publications/PDFs/B16723.PDF

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STRATEGIC AND VALUE CHAIN STUDY OF THE SMALLHOLDER DAIRY ...

3.4 Kenya Dairy Board ... Figure 4: Typical Semi Zero Grazing Units in the Area The distribution of cattle in the province is varied with Nyandarua district having the largest population as indicated in table 1 below.

http://www.kilimotrust.org/documents/project%20report/Strategic%20and%20value%20chain%20study%20of%20central%20Kenya%20dairy%20sector.pdf

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Suspected sheep-associated malignant catarrhal fever in a ...

months old) in a zero-grazing unit 2-3 weeks after an introduction of an apparently healthy alien sheep into the calf pen. ... Malignant catarrhal fever in zero-grazed dairy herd in Kenya The present report describes an outbreak of MCF in

http://repository.up.ac.za/bitstream/handle/2263/19080/5mulei2000.pdf?sequence=1

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A cross-sectional study on the prevalence of subclinical ...

of smallholder dairy goats in Kenya C. M Mbindyo, C.G Gitao*, L. Bebora. Department of Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology, University of Nairobi, ... This study was carried out in dairy goats under zero grazing system in Mount Kenya region,

http://www.usa-journals.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Mbindyo_Vol28.pdf

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Can Biogas From Cow Dung Save Our Forests?

Having constructed a zero-grazing unit where his dairy herd is permanently housed, the farmer ... Environmental Facility (UNDP-GEF) support. At the Mt Kenya region GEF funding is channeled through COMPACT- Community Management for Protected Areas Conservation.

http://www.kenyaforestservice.org/index.php?view=article&catid=223%3Ahict&id=196%3Acan-biogas-from-cow-dung-save-our-forests&format=pdf&option=com_content&Itemid=98

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Fodder shrubs for improving incomes of dairy farmers in the Eas

In central Kenya, dairy farmers practice zero-grazing, growing napier grass (Pennisetum ... Potential benefits from adopting calliandra or similar fodder shrub species in Kenya’s smallholder dairy sector thus amount to about US $ 104-132 million per year.

http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/p17Summaryfoddershrubs.pdf

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