Tropical Pasture Plants

  • Heinz Brücher

Abstract

The protein requirements of tropical peoples are covered, on a global basis, 70% by plants and 30% by animals. However, in some low-income regions, the provision with animal protein is much lower, perhaps only 10%. This deficient situation could be easily improved if the vast underexploited savannas of South America, which have been highly degraded by erroneous human management (burning, erosion, deforestation etc.) were recovered. The term “savanna”, created 400 years ago by Oviedo, who described as “zavana” the enormous extensions of grasslands in South America, is now employed the world over (Cole 1983).

Keywords

Maize Sorghum Nash Argentina Rhizobium 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Brücher
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de HorticulturaCRICYTMendozaArgentina

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