Cactusnet: Promoting the social and ecological benefits of cactus production: Enhancing sheep reproduction through cactus-based feed diets

Published Date
March 09, 2014
Type
Brief
Cactusnet: Promoting the social and ecological benefits of cactus production: Enhancing sheep reproduction through cactus-based feed diets
Authors:
Mourad Rekik
Mounir Louhaichi

Recurrent fodder scarcity across West Asia and North Africa poses a major threat to the fertility and performance of livestock herds, a mainstay of the region’s agricultural production systems. Cactus plants present a sustainable and cost-effective solution for the region’s pastoralists, providing a stable source of nutrients capable of maintaining healthy reproductive cycles.

Citation:
Mourad Rekik, Mounir Louhaichi. (9/3/2014). Cactusnet: Promoting the social and ecological benefits of cactus production: Enhancing sheep reproduction through cactus-based feed diets. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).