Arrangement of Livestock Potential for Climate Change Adjustment in Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba

  • Zoe G. Acosta Gutiérrez Center for Environmental Research, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Jorge Pereda Mouso Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camagüey, Cuba
  • Josefa Primelles Fariñas Center for Environmental Research, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Grisel Reyes Artiles Center for Environmental Research, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Madelín Cruz Cruz Experimental Station for Pastures and Forages, Camagüey, Cuba

Resumen

The purpose of this paper was to contribute to environmental arrangement of livestock potential in the municipality of Jimaguayú, Camagüey, Cuba. The indicators, restrictions, categories, and conflicts of livestock potential in the region were identified and placed on a map. Additionally, the policies, guidelines, regulations, and standards for proper environmental management in each livestock raising area were determined. The study concluded that the potential of livestock activity consists in the environmentally recommended use as principal of eight of the seventeen secondary environmental areas that make up the region. One of them was considered for secondary use. In terms of categories, the municipality comprises 126.9 km2 with no livestock potential. It includes several settlements and water reservoirs; 115.7 km2 were identified as poor potential; 316.3 km2 had a mid-potential; and 225.4 km2 was high. The previous contributed to the environmental arrangement of livestock potential in the municipality of Jimaguayú, Camagüey. Accordingly, restrictions, indicators, categories, and conflicts observed in the sector were determined in order to make recommendations for livestock development in the secondary environmental areas with some potential. It was also useful to set up policies and general and specific guidelines.

Publicado
2018-06-28
Sección
Manejo y Alimentación