Global  Network on Silvopastoral Systems

The Global Network on Silvopastoral Systems is a multi-stakeholder partnership with the common aim of strengthening and scaling up of silvopastoral systems worldwide, specifically through the generation, exchange and dissemination of knowledge, the documentation of public policies and the facilitation of dialogue to address the challenges associated with sustainable development goals

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Main Objective

Promote the strengthening and scaling up of SPS, wherever there are technical, economic, environmental, and cultural options for supporting livelihoods and business activities with sustainable livestock farming, specifically through the generation, exchange and dissemination of knowledge, the documentation of public policies in countries and/or subregions, and the facilitation of dialogue to address the challenges associated with Sustainable Development Goals

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Main Activities

Database of stakeholders   /   Inventory of Silvopastoral arrangements

Survey about perceptions of SPS  /   Workshop in Misiones (Argentina)

Development of a concept note and sustainability plan

Silvopastoral library

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SPS - Main concept

Silvopastoral systems (SPS) are a type of agroforestry arrangements that allows the intensification of cattle production based on natural processes that are recognized as an integrated approach to sustainable land use. It combines livestock production with rotational grazing using different pastures, forages, fodder shrubs and timber trees as parts of the same system. Through the adoption of SPS, this “natural alliance” makes all components mutually beneficial, achieving increases in productivity, and profitability, and at the same time, improving the efficiency of natural resource use.

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Access the most complete collection of scientific articles, publications and updated documents generated by the Network´s members, as well as the details and results of their projects.

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  • Interactions in SPS

Interactions in SPS

February 20th, 2017|0 Comments

The soil provides nutrients for pastures and trees to grow, and then falling leaves return nutrients to the soil, protecting it from erosion when rain falls and keeping soil’s moisture. Pastures and fodder shrubs provide [...]

  • Intensive SPS with Tithonia

Intensive Silvopastoral System with Tithonia

July 31st, 2012|0 Comments

Tithonia diversifolia is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family that is commonly known as the tree marigold,[2] Mexican tournesol, Mexican sunflower, Japanese sunflower or Nitobe chrysanthemum. It is native to eastern Mexico [...]

  • Animal Welfare & SPS

Animal Welfare & SPS: the perfect marriage

July 31st, 2012|0 Comments

Several factors turned animal welfare into a public issue with growing interest for both academia and consumers: intensification of production systems, changes in feeding confined animals, the constant pursuit of economic efficiency. In the course [...]

  • Economic results

SPS Economic results

July 31st, 2012|0 Comments

After the initial investment and a stabilization period of 5-6 years, the increase in forage production and higher productivity per hectare generate returns that ensure the economic viability of SPS. Although SPS adoption implies an [...]

Environment impacts on Silvopastoral Systems – A green solution

July 31st, 2012|0 Comments

One of the first visible results at SPS implementation has been on forage production (quantity and the quality). Measured in tonnes of dry matter per hectare, forage production has increased by an average of 700% [...]

  • SPS management

SPS today: a modern management

July 31st, 2012|0 Comments

The selection process of the work areas started from a prioritization of the most important regions in the country in terms of their environmental attributes such as the existence of ecosystems of global importance and [...]

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