Vol. 12 No. 2 (2024): May 2024

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This issue of the journal is dedicated to the memory of Rainer Schultze-Kraft (1941-2024), a distinguished and dedicated forage scientist whose contributions have had a profound and lasting impact on the field of tropical forage research and development. Renowned globally for his groundbreaking work, Rainer was instrumental in advancing the science of tropical forages and played a pivotal role in the establishment of this journal, ensuring a platform for ongoing research and knowledge dissemination in this area.

We invite you to read the preamble, thoughtfully divided into three sections to honor his legacy. The first section provides a comprehensive summary of Rainer’s life, highlighting his remarkable career, achievements, and the lasting influence he has had on the scientific community. The second section features personal tributes from colleagues and friends, offering heartfelt reflections and memories that underscore Rainer's dedication, generosity, and passion for his work. The third section includes an appendix by Dietrich Leihner, offering additional insights and anecdotes that further celebrate Rainer’s life and contributions.

Through these sections, we aim to pay tribute to a visionary scientist whose work has left an indelible mark on the field of tropical forage research.

Published: 2024-05-31

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