Promoting Cactus as an alternative and sustainable livestock feed uri icon

abstract

  • Given their high water efficiency and ability to withstand extremely dry conditions, cactus is increasingly being recognized as a more sustainable alternative to traditional livestock forage in dryland areas. This high-energy, nutrient-rich plant can reduce pressures on already-depleted natural resources and provide farmers with a guaranteed source of water during the dry season. As knowledge of these benefits spreads, cactus-producing countries are refining the cultivation, harvesting, and processing of this valuable resource

publication date

  • 2014