Status of range and forage research in Mozambique Academic Article uri icon


  • Domestic ruminant production in Mozambique is limited by a long dry season and lack of a well-defined breeding season to match forage supply. To date, research on pasture and forages has concentrated mainly on range vegetation mapping, forage adaptation and production from small plots. Little research has been conducted on animal production per se, despite numerous projects focusing on animal health. A key to sustainable use of forage resources will require, among other aspects, the determination of pasture productivity and long-term carrying capacity using animal output and land conservation parameters, maximum use of local resources including local seed production, improved use of crop residues and the integrated use of native flora and fauna.

published proceedings

  • African Journal of Range and Forage Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Maposse, I. C., Muir, J. P., & Alage, A. A.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Maposse, InĂ¡cio C||Muir, James P||Alage, Albertina A

publication date

  • March 2003