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