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close this bookBioconversion of Organic Residues for Rural Communities (UNU, 1979)
close this folderProduction of feed as an objective for bioconversion systems
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Conclusion

In summary, the production of animal feed provides one of the most logical routes for utilizing a substantial portion of the enormous potential material represented by agricultural residues. The approach has been part of traditional agriculture for centuries. A wealth of information has accumulated in the past 20 years indicating the feasibility of the processes and identifying their pitfalls. The technologies involved may sometimes be large-scale and require organization, but are not out of reach for rural communities. Legislative action is lagging behind practical implementation, but in the light of increasing economic pressures, dramatic progress may be expected in the near future. *