Animal Feeding / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / FFD / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Legumes / Livestock

Use of grain legumes residues as livestock feed in the smallholder mixed crop-livestock production systems in Ethiopia

Livestock productivity in Ethiopia is much lower than the existing potential due shortages of quality feed in the country. However, adopting grain legumes can help boost annual production with concomitant increase in grain legumes residues. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / FFD / ILRI / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research

Is livestock intensification in Africa always a good thing?

In Europe intensive livestock production is often seen as harmful for the environment and animal welfare – think of cattle fed on grains which would be better used for human consumption. And producing lots of waste in concentrated areas which is difficult to deal with. In Africa, the mantra tends to be that intensification of … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Feeds / FFD / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / RTB / Uganda

Feeding pigs roots, tubers and bananas in Uganda

A recent study of ‘Perceptions and practices of farmers on the utilization of sweetpotato, and other root tubers, and banana for pig feeding in smallholder crop-livestock systems in Uganda’ calls for further exploration of strategies to conserve such crop residues during the harvest period to reduce waste and improve incomes for smallholder pig farmers in Uganda. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / Crop-Livestock / Dairying / Environment / Feeds / FFD / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / ILRI40 / Impact Assessment / India / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Growing food and feed with less environmental impact: A dual-crop impact narrative

ILRI and its partners are developing highly productive dual-purpose crops and presenting a strong case for further, stronger collaboration between national and international crop and livestock institutions. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / Crop-Livestock / Dairying / Feeds / FFD / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / ILRI40 / India / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia / Southeast Asia

Impact of feed technologies on livestock production in India: Poster summaries from four studies

These posters, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, highlight livestock feeds and milk marketing challenges in India and research by ILRI and partners towards addressing them. Continue reading