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New study reveals trends in water and land use in livestock production

A new study that analysed changes associated with direct and indirect use of freshwater and land for meat and milk production in Kenya over a 20-year period has established that the demand for water and land for meat and milk production is mainly determined by the total numbers, feed conversion efficiency and diet composition of livestock. Continue reading

Drylands / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livestock-Water / SLS / Water / WLE

Aqueous Productivity: an enhanced indicator for agricultural water management

At this week’s international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Randall Ritzema presented a poster explaining an ‘aqueous productivity’ (AP) water performance indicator that improves productivity estimations for water in integrated systems. Continue reading