Joint meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM network on sheep and goats
23-25 October 2019. Meknes, Morocco. Efficiency and resilience of forage resources and small ruminant production to cope with global challenges in Mediterranean areas. The objectives of this meeting were to study and improve the sheep and goat production systems of the Mediterranean Region.
PLENARY SESSION 1: WHAT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND PRODUCT CHAINS TO MEET THE SOCIETAL DEMAND?
- Resilient and efficient small ruminant value chains in the Mediterranean basin: Challenges and opportunities from societal and consumers’ needs. R. Zanoli (Univ. Politechnica delle Marche, Italy)
- Impact of feed quality on animal health and food safety. M. Bengoumi (FAO-Subregional Office for North Africa)
PLENARY SESSION 3: IMPROVE THE CONTRIBUTION OF GRAZED AND CROPPED FORAGE IN THE FEEDING SYSTEMS
- Extending forage production using mixtures in a Mediterranean rainfed environment. C. Porqueddu (CNR-ISPAAM, Italy)
- Intensive rotational grazing for small ruminant feeding in Mediterranean areas. R. Primi (Univ. of Tuscia, Italy)
- The Northwestern meadows of Tunisia: Feed source to efficiently produce a healthy sheep meat. H. Hajji (IRA Médenine, Tunisia)
- Fertilization ameliorates the production of natural wet meadows in the oriental Atlas mountain of Morocco: The case of Imilchil region. A. Homrani Bakali (INRA, Morocco)
- Developing a toolbox for rangeland restoration/rehabilitation in arid environments. M. Louhaichi (ICARDA, Jordan)
- Analysis of forage balances in the Djelfa region from 2001-2015. What is the place of the pastoral and cultivated resources? M. Kanoun (INRAA, Algeria)
- Autonomy and forage grasses in goat farming of western France: First results of a sociological survey. B. Leroux (GRESCO/Univ. of Poitiers, France)
- Different forms of Crop-Livestock Integration. Analysis in the South of France. M. Napoléone (INRA, UMR Selmet, France)