|Book Series (74)||
|ISBN-13 (Hard Copy)||9783736990920|
|Lamination of Cover||matt|
|General Categorization||Convention and Congress Book|
Environmental research, ecology and landscape conservation
Large quantities of water are appropriated to produce the feed annually consumed in global livestock production. Rising concerns about increasing competition for water resources and projected increase in demand for livestock products make it imperative to look for strategies to sustainably increase livestock production, with water being one key natural resource to consider.
Using a combination of different datasets, a mechanistic livestock model, and a dynamic vegetation model, we estimate the annual consumptive water use (CWU) in the global livestock sector associated with crops and fodder cultivated on cropland and grazed biomass from pastures.