Valentin Missiakô Kindomihou

University of Abomey-Calavi

Valentin Missiakô KINDOMIHOU holds a Ph.D. degree in Agronomy and Biological Engineery (2005), MSc, Genetics and Plant Ecology, Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and Agricultural Engineering Degree in Animal production (UAC, Benin). He published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 15 proceedings, 10 book chapters on topics regarding grasses and pastures management issues. His research aims to develop indicators for assessing key pastoral constitutive issues across various agro-ecological scales. His research interests include Tropical grass silicification, Forage management, Ecological and organic livestock production, Biodiversity and conservation of rare pastures, Forage adaptation to warming, DRIS for forages, Functional traits analysis, Grass domestication, Fire in grassland management, Management and Sustainable Use of Natural vegetation.

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Renewed attention is being given to global agricultural productivity such as food security, food prices, financial viability of farm businesses under rising costs, declining availability and affordability of critical inputs including suitable land, etc.Thus, farming systems need to combine space maintenance and food herds in rural areas. Facing these new challenges, interest in grasses and grasslands as important forage systems has increased over the past 30 years, due to their economic, environmental, and ecological properties. A better use of economic and ecological potentials requires an understanding of their functions, and the development of tools for feeding herds, managing space, maintaining biodiversity, and limiting pollution.This book intends to provide the reader with the latest aspects on grasses and grassland for the well-being of farming systems.

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