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Aflatoxins: New briefs disclose the threat to people and livestock and what research is doing about it

A damaged maize cob that, if harvested with clean cobs, can contaminate all the cobs with aflatoxins (photo credit: Joseph Atehnkeng/IITA). ‘The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that billions of people in the developing world are chronically exposed to aflatoxin, a natural poison on food crops which causes cancer, impairs the immune system, inhibits … Continue reading

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Underused maize stover could (should) replace popular sorghum stover as livestock feed in parts of rainfed India

Maize harvest in the village home of Jashvir Singh Tomar, in northern India, which ILRI scientists visited during a field day held as part of a workshop to develop a tool for feed technology screening and prioritization in Dehradun, India (photo credit: ILRI/Peter Ballantyne). New research by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the the International … Continue reading

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Four-year US$30-million Agricultural Innovation Project launched in Pakistan

A flock of Makhi Cheeni goats near Hasilpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan (photo credit: ILRI/M Sajjad Khan). ‘The US Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) launched a new project to expand the use of modern technologies in Pakistan’s agriculture sector. ‘PARC Chairman Dr … Continue reading

Agriculture / CGIAR / Climate Change / ILRI

ILRI board member lends support to Guardian global development website

Some of the world’s most influential thinkers and provocative new voices will be tracking their work on the site. Dr Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, current trustee for two CGIAR boards CIMMYT and ILRI since 2008 and has been involved with the Farming First global campaign, advocating for a holistic approach to sustainable agricultural development since 2008. … Continue reading

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) … Continue reading