Animal Feeding / CIAT / Feeds / Forages / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research

Selecting forages for the tropics with the the SoFT tool

Thus, the need for information on forages for specific climates, soil types, farming systems, and animals is enormously important to mitigate feed shortages and improve natural resource management.

Established in 2005, the selection of Forages for the Tropics (SoFT) tool enables users to identify forage species suitable for specific climates, soils, and farming systems such as cut and carry, agroforestry, erosion control, beef, and dairy. Users can also view images of the plants and their use, search a database of scientific references with abstracts, and consult a glossary of botanical and management terms.

Read the full blog post by CIAT’s Megan Zandstra

See also information on related FEAST and Techfit tools

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