Drought and pest tolerant, improved Brachiaria grass set to boost tropical livestock production


2016 was a devastating year for many livestock farmers in Colombia’s Patía valley. Two years of severe drought saw vast swathes of pasture grasses shrivel up and die, along with many cows that depended on these grasses for food. Farmers who could afford to buy feed managed to scrape through but for most, their herds […]

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Drought, Pest (organism), Tropics
Source: Livestock CGIAR