This book looks at significant current grassland problems and issues,
and provides an insight into grassland productivity in diverse areas
of the world, with their various production systems.
There is a focus on recent technical advances and the prospects for
further innovation, through twenty chapters by eminent grassland scientists,
grouped into seven sections - forage germplasm; forage conservation;
grass-based systems and organic production; climate change, biodiversity
and biotechnology; geographical information systems; farmer and pastoralist
participation; and regional development. The book is timely in view
of the expanding human and livestock populations, especially in arid
and semi-arid environments, with the consequent pressure on the world's
Researchers, lecturers and students in grassland science and its associated
disciplines will find the texts and references a valuable resource in
their work. Land use advisers and policy-makers should find stimulus
for new ideas in the debate on the future role of grasslands in feeding
the Earth's population.
(Co-published with Science Publishers, U.S.A.)
Grasslands: Developments Opportunities Perspectives
S.G. Reynolds and J. Frame
FAO and Science Publishers, Inc.
US $ 74.00