Africa / Animal Feeding / Crop residues / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / Fodder / ILRI / Livestock

Innovative partnerships boost livestock-maize systems in eastern Africa

In recent times, in eastern Africa, arable land has become more scarce and livestock production has gained more ground, making maize more important than ever—both as a source of food and feed—in highly intensified crop-livestock farming systems. In an innovative partnership, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners from universities, research centers, and ministries of agriculture in Ethiopia, Tanzania , Kenya, and Germany have worked together to develop and evaluate dual-purpose maize cultivars to meet the increasing need for livestock fodder in a project funded by BMZ from 2005 to 2009.

Read more … (CIMMYT Blog)

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