• May 2023
    Vol. 11 No. 2 (2023)

  • January 2023
    Vol. 11 No. 1 (2023)

    This issue of the journal is dedicated jointly to the memory of Peter Kerridge (1935-2022) and Richard (Dick) Date (1934-2022), both distinguished Australian scientists who made significant contributions to global research on forage productivity through studies on forages and soils. Peter worked on inorganic fertilizers and plant nutrient status, while Dick worked on the biotic component of rhizobial diversity and ecology of forages in tropical soils.

    Both worked with CSIRO in Brisbane during their long careers and their contributions to tropical pasture research were recognized through the award of fellowships by the Tropical Grassland Society of Australia. They also contributed to global forage research through their associations with national and international institutions outside Australia and both have many research publications to their credit. Their friends and colleagues in the tropical forages community will miss and remember them as dedicated, rigorous and hardworking scientists.

    Read in the Full Issue the obituary that their friends and colleagues wrote.

  • September 2022
    Vol. 10 No. 3 (2022)

    CIAT received International Science and Technology Cooperation Award for scientific cooperation with CATAS

    On May 31st, 2022, the ceremony for the International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the P.R. China was held at the Chinese Embassy in Italy. The Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS), as a cooperation unit, attended the award ceremony online. On behalf of the Chinese government, Ambassador Li Junhua presented the medal and certificate to the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

    Li Junhua congratulated CIAT (now the Alliance Bioversity-CIAT) on winning the China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award, and fully affirmed the productive cooperation and fruitful achievements that CIAT, as an international organization, has carried out with CATAS for a long time. He looked forward to more cooperation between the Alliance and Chinese partners such as CATAS. He stressed that China will deepen international scientific and technological cooperation with the Alliance, share scientific public goods, strengthen global scientific research cooperation and jointly meet major global challenges.

    Juan Lucas Restrepo, Director General of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT thanked the Chinese government for this award, reviewed the fruitful cooperation between CIAT and CATAS, and said that the Alliance would continue to vigorously deepen cooperation with China and jointly contribute to the sustainable development of global agriculture.

    On behalf of the Chinese cooperation unit, Liu Guodao introduced the cooperation achievements made by CATAS and CIAT in the cultivation of new varieties, technology promotion, platform co-construction and personnel training around the two major crops, tropical forages and cassava since 1982, and the co-publication of the Online Journal Tropical Forages-Forrajes Tropicales since 2012. He said that CATAS will further deepen cooperation with the Alliance, expand cooperation fields, carry out jointly research on agricultural biodiversity and sustainable development in tropical areas, and make new contributions to promote the higher level development of global tropical agriculture.

    Dr. Rainer Schultze Kraft, CIAT Emeritus Scientist and winner of the 2016 Friendship Award of the Chinese government, appreciated the cooperation experience, achievements and the profound friendship with CATAS staff over the past 40 years. He looked forward to the further cooperation between the two sides in the future in research on tropical forages and the continued support of the Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales online journal.

  • May 2022
    Vol. 10 No. 2 (2022)

  • January 2022
    Vol. 10 No. 1 (2022)

  • September 2021
    Vol. 9 No. 3 (2021)

  • May 2021
    Vol. 9 No. 2 (2021)


    This is the last issue edited by Rainer Schultze-Kraft and Lyle Winks and we would like to give all our gratitude, admiration and respect to them for their outstanding work as editors of the journal. Their committed work to publish excellence in all aspects of tropical forages research is reflected in the quality of the papers published, both in shape and substance, and the steady increase of the rankings and metrics of the journal:

    -During their role as editors, Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales has published 332 papers, 179 in special issues (119 contributions to the International Grassland Congress 2013 and 60 contributions to the International Leucaena Conference 2018), and 153 in regular issues.

    -The Journal is indexed in the core collection of Science Citation Index Expanded and two additional indexes of Clarivate Web of Science, which provides the best-known impact factor indicator (formerly: ISI Journal Impact Factor). The Impact Factor of the Journal for 2019 was 0.703 (for 2018 was 0.441 and for 2017 was 0.389, showing a constant increase). The Impact Factor 2020 will be available in mid-2021.

    -TGFT is also indexed in Scopus, and the CiteScore for 2020 is currently 1.60, making a considerable progress since 2017 (0.44), 2018 (0.69) and 2019 (1.30). CiteScore is the way how Scopus measures the impact of its indexed journals.

    -The SCImago Journal & Country Rank is a portal that includes the journals and country scientific indicators developed from the information contained in the Scopus® database (Elsevier B.V.). These indicators can be used to assess and analyze scientific domains. For 2019, the Journal had a score of 0.37 (in 2018 was 0.28), and ranked in the second highest value amongst the set of journals ranked by SJR (Q2).

    The journal is in a transition period to the new editors, Dr Jean Hanson, English and Managing Editor and Dr Danilo Pezo, Spanish Editor. Both have worked with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) for many years and have long and broad experience in tropical forages. Jean is an Emeritus fellow with ILRI in Ethiopia and Danilo is currently working with CATIE in Costa Rica. Jean and Danilo bring complimentary expertise to their roles as editors. Jean is a forage scientist working with forage germplasm and seed production, while Danilo is a livestock scientist working with animal nutrition, pastures and silvopastoral options in tropical livestock systems. The new editorial team will continue to well supported by Jose Luis Urrea Communications Specialist at The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, Colombia.

    During the transition period, there have been some delays in the publication process and the journal has been unable to accept submissions in Spanish. The new editors are working hard to deal with the pending submissions, but we do apologise for the delays and aim to be back on schedule by the next issue in September 2021.

  • January 2021
    Vol. 9 No. 1 (2021)

  • September 2020
    Vol. 8 No. 3 (2020)

  • May 2020
    Vol. 8 No. 2

  • January 2020
    Vol. 8 No. 1

  • November 2019
    Vol. 7 No. 5

  • Special Issue ILC2018 No. 2 - September 2019
    Vol. 7 No. 4

    This issue of Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales is the second of two “Special Issues ILC2018” published under a publication agreement with the Organizing Committee of the International Leucaena Conference held at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1‒3 November 2018.
    It contains the 36 papers presented during Sessions 5‒8 of the Conference. Papers presented during Sessions 1‒4 were published in the first “Special Issue ILC2018” that can be accessed in the ‘Archives’ section of this website.

  • June 2019
    Vol. 7 No. 3

  • January 2019
    Vol. 7 No. 1

  • September 2018
    Vol. 6 No. 3

  • May 2018
    Vol. 6 No. 2

  • January 2018
    Vol. 6 No. 1

  • September 2017
    Vol. 5 No. 3

  • May 2017
    Vol. 5 No. 2

  • January 2017
    Vol. 5 No. 1

  • September 2016
    Vol. 4 No. 3

  • May 2016
    Vol. 4 No. 2

  • January 2016
    Vol. 4 No. 1

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