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Porto Novo: Project on agroforestry systems brings hope to livestock farmers

Porto Novo, Jun 4 (Inforpress) – Farmers in the high areas at the municipality of Porto Novo states they are “hopeful” in the project on agroforestry systems in Santo Antão, which, among other interventions, focusing to stimulate the forage species cultivation and feed production.

The project, which is already being implemented in the North and East Planalto, where livestock farmers  face the problem of pasture for livestock, provides for the installation of three experimental fields and nurseries to stimulate the forage species cultivation and livestock feed production.

The livestock farmers believe that, with this project, it is possible to obtain results that attenuate the lack of pasture this municipality  faces, practically every year, lack of rain, with negative impact on livestock activity. 

The livestock farmers association in this municipality also praises the fact the project also allows the installation of fog water collection systems, construction of reservoirs for rainwater and training in agro-ecology, in addition to supporting the class in animal nutrition.



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