Pasture and Rangeland Research

  1. Select and develop high yielding and protein–rich forages to supplement poor quality native pastures and crop residues.
  2. Develop forage production techniques that integrate forages with food crops to avoid displacement of food and cash crops by forages.
  3. Develop simple and low-cost conventional pastures for specialised ruminant animal farms.
  4. Develop appropriate fodder conservation techniques that help reduce the growing pressure on native pasture and forest resources during the dry season.
  5. Produce and avail legume and grass seed for dry land and irrigated pastures.
  6. Conserve and utilize forage genetic resources (e.g. grasses and legumes).