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using fodder from trees
and shrubs to feed livestock
in the tropics
by Dr O.B. Smith
International Development Research Centre
West and Central Africa Regional Office
David Lubin Memorial Library Cataloguing in Publication Data
Using fodder from trees and shrubs to feed livestock in the tropics.
(FAO Better Farming Series, no. 42)
1. Browse plants 2. Trees 3. Cultivation 4. Livestock 5. Animal feeding
I. Title II. Series
FAO code: 11 AGRIS: F01; L02
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Some common fodder trees and shrubs
Feeding fodder from trees and shrubs
Growing fodder trees and shrubs
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