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2004 - 489 p.

Mediterranean pastoral systems and the threat of globalization

Pardini A.

Changes in the economy have determined important variations in the value of grazelands and rangelands, on a local and global scale as well as in the Mediterranean Basin. Economic competitiveness concerning feeding and forage production has been reduced compared with other regions. However, the characteristics, which have negatively affected production, also open up new possibilities for pastoral activities in the global economy. Actually, pastures have gained importance from a biological and cultural perspective. Many traditional agricultural methods are available for increasing animal and forage production, although a new approach is needed for managing pastures. This work analyses potential actions, the different uses of soils and forage resources, the increasing attention paid to the environment and traditions, production and quality certification of products and, finally, the link between range production and the economy of the Mediterranean region.



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Pardini A. Mediterranean pastoral systems and the threat of globalization. In : Ferchichi A. (comp.), Ferchichi A. (collab.). Réhabilitation des pâturages et des parcours en milieux méditerranéens . Zaragoza : CIHEAM, 2004. p. 155-168. (Cahiers Options Méditerranéennes; n. 62). 11. Réunion du Sous-Réseau Ressources Fourragères Méditerranéennes du Réseau Coopératif Interrégional FAO-CIHEAM de Recherche et Développement sur les Pâturages et les Cultures Fourragères, 2002/10/29-2002/11/01, Djerba (Tunisia). http://om.ciheam.org/om/pdf/c62/04600150.pdf