Innovative cassava peels processing factories launched in Nigeria
Crop residues / Feeds / FFD / HUMIDTROPICS / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nigeria / Research / RTB

Innovative cassava peels processing factories launched in Nigeria

New factories that will transform cassava peels into high-quality feed for livestock have been launched in Nigeria. A prototype cassava peel processing plant was launched in in Ojakpata community of Kogi State in March 2017. A month later (April 2017) a similar factory was launched in Benue State. Continue reading

Climate-smart Brachiaria grass helps Kenyan farmers withstand global warming effects
Article / BecA / Climate Change / Drylands / East Africa / Fodder / Forages / Kenya / Livestock / Research / Soils

Climate-smart Brachiaria grass helps Kenyan farmers withstand global warming effects

A recent study by the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute Hub (BecA-ILRI Hub) and the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) shows that farmers in semi-arid region of Kenya could stall the adverse effects of climate change on their farms by planting drought-tolerant Brachiaria grass. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Crop-Livestock / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Extension / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / Legumes / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / SLS / Southern Africa / Zimbabwe

Guide to haymaking using tropical grasses and legumes

A new extension brief by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) explains the principles of haymaking using tropical grasses and legumes. Produced by ILRI researchers and partners in Zimbabwe, the brief gives practical steps on how smallholder farmers can make hay from grasses and legumes such as cowpeas, velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) lablab (Lablab purpureus) including … Continue reading

Ephraim Mukisira appointed chair of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa board
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Ephraim Mukisira appointed chair of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa board

Ephraim Mukisira, a distinguished agricultural researcher and former director (2005–2014) of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), now the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, has been appointed chair of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Board of Directors. Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Production / Article / East Africa / Livelihoods / Livestock / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKFISH / Policy / Report / Research / Tanzania

Tanzania livestock modernization initiative to improve livelihoods of smallholders and boost food security

A recently unveiled Tanzania Livestock Modernization Initiative (TLMI) is expected to contribute to the improvement of the livelihoods of smallholder livestock farmers in the country and increase their contribution to national food security.
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