Advances in Agroecological Integration and Prospects for Agroecology in Cattle Systems: A literature review Status: peer-review process

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Erika Pérez
https://orcid.org/0009-0007-6642-4542
Edgar Quintero
https://orcid.org/0009-0009-8880-2465
Edwin Rivera
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3955-8418

Abstract

The bovine livestock sector currently faces a crisis that encompasses productive, environmental, economic, and social aspects, thereby impacting food availability and human health. This crisis compels producers to modify and rethink their practices concerning the timely and proper management of livestock and the synergies linked to the production process, thereby promoting the transition towards more resilient and sustainable systems. The objective of this review article is to identify and analyze the impact of agroecological principles on animal health, the reduction of inputs for production, the optimization of the metabolic functioning of agricultural systems, the strengthening of resilience through diversification, the preservation of biodiversity, and social considerations in bovine livestock systems. For the development of this research, bibliographic databases such as Scopus, ScienceDirect, Springer Link, Taylor & Francis, and Google Scholar were utilized. These databases yielded variables such as agroecological management, diversity, practices, empirical and scientific knowledge, future perspectives, policies, research support, and community participation, among others. This enriched the search and analysis of information found under the ecological and productive parameters of bovine livestock.

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Pérez, E., Quintero, E., & Rivera, E. (2024). Advances in Agroecological Integration and Prospects for Agroecology in Cattle Systems: A literature review: Status: peer-review process. I+ T+ C- Research, Technology and Science - Unicomfacauca, 1(18). Retrieved from https://revistas.unicomfacauca.edu.co/ojs/index.php/itc/article/view/431
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