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07/13/2017

Mott Grass

In Pakistan, little by little people are returning to their homes following
the mop-up campaign against the armed groups. Look at the details here.

With the help of JEN’s supporters and the Japanese government JEN is working
on a livelihood improvement program, targeting the repatriated inhabitants of
FATA (Federally Administrated Tribal Area) Khyber Agency.
This program focuses on breeding livestock.

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This time, we are going to talk about a useful livestock feed, “Mott grass”.

Mott grass is more nutritious than other feed crops. It can be grown continuously in impoverished soil or areas with low rainfall, and it possesses a resistance to injurious insects. Its stems and leaves are soft, so farm animals can chew the cud easily. It grows in the seasons other crops don’t, and it also prevents the erosion of highland and mountains.

One of the characteristics of Mott grass is that it can be harvested for several years once it is cultivated. The cost of feed usually takes up 75 – 80% in a dairy business, but the cost can be reduced considerably by using Mott grass.

Mott grass is great, isn’t it? It is very helpful for the people who have returned home to restart their dairy business.

【Mott grass growing luxuriantly】
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【Photo: Chopped Mott grass. Don’t they look like green onions?】
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【Photo: Cows eating Mott grass】
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July 13, 2017 in Pakistan |