Tropical Forages – Frankfurt Workshop

Frankfurt Tropical Forages 2017 Workshop
Workshop participants

Work has recently begun on a major update of the Lucid based ‘Tropical Forages’ key. The original forage plant selection tool, funded by a number of international donor organisations, was created as the result of a collaborative effort by international forage specialists between 2000 and 2005, including CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, the Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries (Qld), the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

In October this year, Matt Taylor travelled to Frankfurt, Germany to participate in a workshop, involving colleagues from CIAT, based in Columbia, and colleagues from Australia, who were the original CSIRO experts involved in the first release. Funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), this major update will include an extensive review and revision of the content of the original Tropical Forages key and its improved deployment as a Java script browser key and as a Lucid Mobile app.