Theme 5: Drought--Oral Sessions

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The XXIV International Grassland Congress / XI International Rangeland Congress (Sustainable Use of Grassland and Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods) takes place virtually from October 25 through October 29, 2021.
Proceedings edited by the National Organizing Committee of 2021 IGC/IRC Congress
Published by the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization

XXIV International Grassland Congress /
XI International Rangeland Congress:
Drought--Oral Sessions

Rangeland Management in Namibia in the Face of Looming Desertification: Insights from the Freehold Farmers’ Perspective

Katja Brinkmann, Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Germany
Stefan Liehr, Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Germany
Lena Bickel, Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Germany

Strategies for Assessing Grassland Degradation with Biogeochemical Models

S. Rolinski, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
S. B. Wirth, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
C. Müller, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
B. Tietjen, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Stakeholder Attitudes towards Wildlife-Based Land Use in Namibia’s Kunene Region

R. Luetkemeier, Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Germany
R. Kraus, Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Germany
M. Mbidzo, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
M. Hauptfleisch, Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia
L. Liehr, Institute for Social-Ecological Research, Germany

Towards Early Warning Signals for Desertification

Sara Klingenfuss, University of Tübingen, Germany
Sara Heshmati, University of Tübingen, Germany
Jan C. Ruppert, University of Tübingen, Germany
Katja Tielbörger, University of Tübingen, Germany

Exploring Water Use and Production Dynamics of Indigenous Protected Sikumi Forest in South Western Zimbabwe

O. Gwate, Lupane State University, Zimbabwe

Long-Term N Addition, Not Warming, Increases Net Ecosystem CO2 Exchange in a Desert Steppe in Northern China

Guodong Han, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Qian Wu, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions Attributable to Smallholder Livestock Systems in Western Kenya: Cradle to Farm Gate Life Cycle Assessment

P. W. Ndung’u, University of Pretoria, South Africa
T. Takahashi, Rothamsted Research, UK
C. J. L. du Toit, University of Pretoria, South Africa
M. Robertson-Dean, University of New England, Australia
K. Butterbach-Bahl, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
G. McAuliffe, Rothamsted Research, UK
L. Merbold, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya
J. P. Goopy, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Cactus Forage Productivity Modelling Using PHYGROW Software in a Semiarid Environment

M. J. D. Cândido, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
S. R. Maranhão, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
G. G. L. Araújo, EMBRAPA, Brazil
A. Macedo, Federal University of Vale do São Francisco, Brazil
F. S. Campos, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil
T. G. S. Silva, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Differential Effects of Changed Precipitation Patterns on Co-Existing Dominant Species in Inner Mongolia Typical Grassland: Significance for Drought Management

S-X. Zhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
D-X. Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Risk of Climate-Related Impacts on Global Rangelands – A Review and Modelling Study

C. M. Godde, CSIRO, Australia
R. B. Boone, Colorado State University
A. Ash, CSIRO, Australia
K. Waha, CSIRO, Australia
L. Sloat, Colorado State University
P. Thornton, Agriculture and Food Security, Kenya
D. Mason-D’Croz, CSIRO, Australia
D. Mayberry, CSIRO, Australia
M. Herrero, CSIRO, Australia

Importance of Grazing Management in Improving Water Use Efficiency of Tropical Forage Grasses

Juan A. Cardoso, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
J. d. l. C. Jiménez, University of Western Australia, Australia
Mauricio Sotelo, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Idupulapati M. Rao, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia
Michael Peters, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia

Interventions for Mitigating Drought-Related Livestock Mortality in Africa’s Pastoral Areas: A Review of Their Relevance and Effectiveness with Special Reference to Kenya

Hallo Dabasso Bulle, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, Kenya

Perceptions of Gauteng Beef Farmers on Significance of Practising Climate Smart Agriculture

S. T. Jiyana, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
K-J. Leeuw, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa
Abubeker Hassen, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Ignatius V. Nsahlai, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Soil Organic Carbon and Total Nitrogen in a Leucaena leucocephala Silvopastoral System in the Chaco Region, Argentina

N. R. Banegas, Instituto de Investigación Animal para el Chaco Semiárido, Argentina
N. Viruel, Instituto de Investigación Animal para el Chaco Semiárido, Argentina
A. Radrizzani, Instituto de Investigación Animal para el Chaco Semiárido, Argentina

Trade-offs and Optimisation of Land-Use for Pastoralism and Carbon in Southeastern Australia

Cathy M. Waters, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
D. M. Summers, University of South Australia, Australia
B. Wang, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
J. Connor, University of South Australia, Australia
D. L. Liu, Department of Primary Industries, Australia
M. Simpson, Department of Primary Industries, Australia

Effect of Drought Stress on Fibre Digestibility of Corn for Silage

G. Ferreira, Virginia Tech
C. L. Teets, Virginia Tech
A. M. Kingori, Egerton University, Kenya
J. O. Ondiek, Egerton University, Kenya

The Effect of Water Deficits during Flowering and Seed Production on Cultivars of Subterranean Clover and Annual Medic

E. C. Wolfe, Charles Sturt University, Australia
W. J. Collins
R. C. Rossiter
W. R. Stern

The Response of Selected Temperate Forages to Increasing Summer Drought Conditions and High Summer Temperatures in Northern Victoria, Australia

M. E. Rogers
A. R. Lawson
K. B. Kelly
W. J. Wales
J. L. Jacobs