Track 3-1-1: Multi‐Stakeholder Platforms for Addressing Grassland Issues and Sustainable Use of Forage and Grassland Resources

The 23rd International Grassland Congress (Sustainable use of Grassland Resources for Forage Production, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection) took place in New Delhi, India from November 20 through November 24, 2015.
Proceedings Editors: M. M. Roy, D. R. Malaviya, V. K. Yadav, Tejveer Singh, R. P. Sah, D. Vijay, and A. Radhakrishna
Published by Range Management Society of India

23rd International Grassland Congress:
Multi‐Stakeholder Platforms for Addressing Grassland Issues and Sustainable Use of Forage and Grassland Resources

Revolutionary Self-Sustaining Pasture-Crop Rotation Systems Developed by Researcher-Farmer Collaboration for Southern Australian Farming Systems

Belinda Hackney, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Angelo Loi, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
Bradley Nutt, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
Ronald Yates, Department of Agriculture and Food, Australia
Jane Quinn, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia
Janelle Jenkins, Local Land Services, Australia
John Plitz, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
Michael O'Hare, Greendale, Australia
Colin Butcher, Male Rock Farm, Australia
Anna Butcher, Male Rock Farm, Australia
Leslie Weston, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia
Deirdre Lemerle, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia
Ted Wolfe, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Australia
John Howieson, Murdoch University, Australia

An Overview of Current Status and Future Prospects of Grassland Resource in Sri Lanka

Disna Ratnasekera, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Feed and Fodder–A Major Challenge in Cold Arid Region of Leh

Mahendra Singh Raghuvanshi, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
R. K. Bhatt, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
J C. Tewari, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Stanzin Landol, Central Ariz Zone Research Institute, India
Jigmat Stanzin, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India

Using On-Farm Demonstrations to Evaluate Newly Developed Cool-Season Forages in the Southeastern USA

Tim Wilson, University of Florida
Mark Warren, University of Florida
Ann Blount, University of Florida
Cheryl L. Mackowiak, University of Florida
Jose C. B. Dubeux, University of Florida
James DeValerio, University of Florida
Barton Wilder, University of Florida
Derek Barber, University of Florida
Sydney Hayter, University of Florida

A Proposal for Improving Pastures in Subsistence Farming Systems on the East India Plateau

Shivendra Kumar, Indian Council for Agricultural Research, India
Ashok Kumar, PRADAN, India
Peter Stuart Cornish, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Ecological Restoration of Common Pastures through a Community Led Multi-Stakeholder Partnership

Giresh Mohan, ITC Limited, India
Sarvashish Roy, ITC Limited, India

Technological Need Assessment and Capacity Building of Farm Women in Livestock Rearing

Sadhna Pandey, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Purushottam Sharma, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Satyapriya, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India
R. K. Sharma, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Role of Women in Sustainable Management of Kangayam Grassland

Anil Kumar, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
J. C. Jeeva, Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, India
S. Tanuja, Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, India

Famers’ Preferences for Fodder Trees in Agroforestry

Raghunandan Prasad Dwivedi, Central Agroforestry Research Institute, India
Sanjeev Kumar, BAIF, India

Understanding Factors Influencing Farmers’ Intention for Adopting Improved Grassland Using the Theory of Reasoned Action, in the Highlands of Central Mexico

Carlos Galdino Martínez-García, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico
Carloss Manuel Arriaga-Jordan, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico
Adolfo Armando Rayas-Amor, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico
Peter Dorward, University of Reading, UK
Tahir Rehman, University of Reading, UK

Constraints Faced by Farmers in Fodder Production & Livestock Management in Western U.P., India

Manju Suman, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Ashok Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Vikash Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Reversing Land Degradation through Grasses: A Systematic Meta Analysis in the Indian Tropics

Debashis Mandal, Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, India

Constraints for Grassland Development in Kadesara Kala Village, Lalitpur, Bundelkhand: A Case Study

Ravi Pratap Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Rajiv K. Agrawal, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Satendra Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Sunil Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
M. M. Das, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
J. B. Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Satyapriya, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Sustainability of Grassland Resources in Afghanistan: A Review

Yashpal Singh Saharawat, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, India
Hyatullah Esmati, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Afghanistan
Abdul Rahman Manan, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Afghanistan

Forage Seed System, Indigenous Knowledge and Constraints of Forage Production in Afghanistan

Srinivas Tavva, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Afghanistan
Roberto Tellaria, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Amman
Zewdie Bishaw, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Ethiopia
Niane Abdul Aziz, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Lebanon
Serkan Ates, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Jordan
Yashpal Singh Saharawat, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Afghanistan
Hyatullah Esmati, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Afghanistan

Fodder Seed Bank–An Initiative for Green Fodder Production during Lean Period by KVK, Jehanabad under NICRA Project

Shobha Rani, Bihar Agricultural University, India
R. K. Sohane, Bhagalpur Agricultural University, India
Dinesh Mahto, Bhagalpur Agricultural University, India
Basant Kumar Sharma, Bhagalpur Agricultural University, India