This innovation increases availability of improved forage for livestock while also protecting rice fields.
Stage 3: Proof of Concept
Proof of concept has been established in Cambodia with 50 smallholders. Integrating living fences has shown measurable improvement in cattle weight in the dry season, while we are still testing the benefit of protecting fields.
Livestock & Agriculture, Forestry and Social and Behavior Change
Livestock & Agriculture, Forestry and Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
Inadequate supply of high quality feed and damage to crops (particularly rice) from roaming cattle
Establishment of living fences that provide high quality livestock forage as well as protection for rice fields
Current solutions have not incorporated the potential dual benefits of forage trees for livestock feed as well as crop protection