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Tropentag 2015

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Tropentag 2015

International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development Management of land use systems for enhanced food security: conflicts, controversies and resolutions. Book of abstracts

Eric Tielkes (Editor)

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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783736990920
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736980921
Language English
Page Number 806
Lamination of Cover matt
Edition 1. Aufl.
Publication Place Göttingen
Publication Date 2015-09-01
General Categorization Convention and Congress Book
Departments Social sciences
Forest science
Horticultural science
Environmental research, ecology and landscape conservation
Description

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.