Animal Feeding / Ethiopia / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Value Chains / Vietnam

Fodder adoption to enhance the livelihoods of poor livestock keepers: Lessons from a three-country study

Fodder Leaflets from Ethiopia

Feed scarcity in smallholder systems is a key constraint to improved livestock production in developing countries. However, development efforts which have taken a narrow technology-focused approach to dealing with feed scarcity have had limited success.

The IFAD-supported ‘Fodder Adoption Project’  ran between 2007 and 2010 and aimed to address issues around inadequate livestock fodder at  nine sites in Ethiopia, Syria and Vietnam, with a particular focus on the use of innovation systems approaches.

The project recently published 5 technical advisory notes drawing on the various country experiences:

In addition, lessons and experiences from the countries were discussed at the end of project meeting in December 2010: view the discussions and reports online

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