New insights into the diversity of Napier grass: More productivity in fully irrigated systems
Article / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / FFD / Forages / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

New insights into the diversity of Napier grass: More productivity in fully irrigated systems

Originally posted on ILRI news:
? Napier grass growing in the ILRI field gene bank in Ziway, Ethiopia (photo credit: Shawn Landersz/Global Crop Diversity Trust). Napier grass commonly referred to as elephant grass, or Uganda grass and scientifically known as Cenchrus purpureus, is one of the most important fodder crops for the small-scale dairy farmers in…

Irrigated forages improve livestock productivity and livelihoods in Ethiopia
Animal Feeding / East Africa / Ethiopia / FFD / Film and Video / Forages / ILRI / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Project / Research

Irrigated forages improve livestock productivity and livelihoods in Ethiopia

This video describes the work of ILRI and the Amhara Region Agricultural Institute, which worked with farmers in Robit-Bata kebele (sub-district) in the Amhara region through the Innovation Lab for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) project, to introduce the cultivation of irrigated Napier grass (ILRI 16786). Continue reading

Green grass and greenhouse gas: Scientists are investigating the links between them
Africa / Animal Feeding / Cattle / Climate Change / Forages / ILRI / Kenya / LIVESTOCKCRP / Mazingira

Green grass and greenhouse gas: Scientists are investigating the links between them

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Cattle grazing on Brachiaria grass at the ILRI campus in Nairobi Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Collins Mutai). ‘A team of researchers at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are testing Napier, Rhodes and Brachiaria grasses for cattle feed, and then physically measuring the emissions in a respiration chamber within the institute’s laboratory.…

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Better livestock feeding to increase productivity and boost food security in southern Malawi

A new research-for-development initiative is helping smallholder farmers in southern Malawi increase the productivity of their livestock and crops to enhance food security. The agribusiness Crop Livestock Integration and Marketing in Malawi project or CLIM2 is improving animal feeding and crop farming practices and market access for farmers’ produce. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Asia / Cattle / CIAT / Crop-Livestock / Dairying / East Africa / Feeds / FFD / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / South Asia / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Better feed for cows benefits dairy farmers in India and Tanzania

The work of the MilkIT project to enhance dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches was recently reported in IFAD’s 2016 annual report. Continue reading