AGP - Prairies, pâturages et cultures fourragères
 

Les chiffres actuels estiment que 26% de la superficie terrestre mondiale et 70% de la superficie agricole mondiale sont couverts de prairies, qui contribuent à la subsistance de plus de 800 millions de personnes. EIles sont une source d'alimentation importante pour le bétail, en tant qu’habitat pour les espèces sauvages, pour la protection d'environnement, le stockage du carbone et de l'eau ainsi que pour la conservation in situ des ressources phytogénétiques. L'augmentation rapide de la population, liée aux effets du changement climatique, a accru la pression sur les prairies du monde, en particulier dans les milieux arides et semi-arides. De plus des portions de prairies sur tous les continents souffrent de la dégradation.

Typologie de prairies

 


Nouvelles publications


Réunions

The 16th Meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Meeting on Mountain pastures will be held in Krakov (Poland) from 25th to 27th May 2011.

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Conference: America's Grasslands Conference, to be held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from the 15th to 17th August, 2011

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Grassland farming and land management systems in mountainous regions, 16th EGF Symposium 2011, to be held in Austria from 28th to 31st August 2011

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An International Terminology for Grazing Lands and Grazing Animals has been published by the International Forage and Grazing Lands Terminology Committee. It's objective is to develop a consensus of terms and definitions to ensure clear international communication regarding grazing lands and grazing animals.

Terms included have relevance to both domesticated and wild grazing animals. It is intended that these terms enhance communication in education, science, industry and production and that they become the standard for use in publications.

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Core Themes