What should the GASL do to promote sustainable livestock?

diciembre 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Intensive Silvopastoral Systems

diciembre 27th, 2020|0 Comments

  • Interactions in SPS

Interactions in SPS

febrero 20th, 2017|2 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 [...]

Booklets and handbooks

Farmer’s Hand Book on Pig Production

enero 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Farmer's Hand Book on Pig Production(For the small holders at village level) is a handbook with information about different proccess of pig production such as breeding, feeding and housing managment. See Farmer's Hand Book on [...]

Books and technical reports

Sistemas silvopastoriles. Aspectos teóricos y prácticos.

enero 1st, 2021|0 Comments

This publication gives information about the implementation of Silvopastoral Systems. Download the book here.

Silvopastoral Systems and their Contribution to Improved Resource Use and Sustainable Development Goals: Evidence from Latin America

enero 1st, 2021|0 Comments

This document represents a joint effort between two action networks of the Global Agenda: (i) Closing the Efficiency Gap and (ii) the Global Network on Silvopastoral Systems. For download this book click here.


Carbon storage in a silvopastoral system compared to that in a deciduous dry forest in Michoacán, Mexico

enero 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Livestock production in the tropics contributes significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions, so better understanding the role of silvopastoral systems (SPS) in mitigating such emissions is necessary. The aim of this study was to evaluate [...]

Technical reports

Taller Internacional sobre “oportunidades y desafíos de los Sistemas Agroalimentarios Sostenibles en América Latina”

enero 1st, 2021|0 Comments

The aim of this publication is to disseminate technical and policy recommendations that strengthen sustainable food systems in Latin America. The recommendations are the result of analysis and discussion, before and during the workshop, on [...]

  • Intensive SPS with Tithonia

Intensive Silvopastoral System with Tithonia

julio 31st, 2012|1 Comment

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

julio 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

julio 31st, 2012|1 Comment

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

julio 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

julio 31st, 2012|1 Comment

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 [...]