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With livestock production expected to more than double in the next 40 years, transforming cassava peels into high quality feed holds huge potential for African economies struggling to meet rapidly rising demand for animal-source products, according to research proposal recently published by three CGIAR centres. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Nov/2015

Women represent 70% of African smallholder chicken producers. Chickens can be a real way out of difficult livelihoods for these women and the households they attend to. A new project, SciDev.Net recently reported, is aiming at leveraging this potential in novel ways. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2015

Scientists are developing a way of transforming the mountains of cassava peels created every day in Nigeria, where cassava is a staple food, into a nourishing feed for smallholder farm animals. The several CGIAR centres involved include the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the International Potato Center (CIP). Also involved in this project are several CGIAR research programs—Livestock and Fish; Integrated Systems for the Humidtropics; and Roots, Tubers and Bananas—as well as the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21). Continue reading ...

ILRI news blog, Aug/2015

Evaluation of lifetime productivity of an individual animal in response to target interventions for improving the
productivity of smallholder livestock systems in the humid tropics of West Africa is critical. It allows assessing longterm investment opportunities for farmers and options to minimize risk. To gain better understanding of the interventions for improvement of small ruminant production in southwest Nigeria, a dynamic modeling approach was used to explore the effect of feeding strategies on the lifetime productivity of the West African Dwarf (WAD) goats. Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Aug/2015

Existing technologies of drying and grading cassava peels could hold the key to providing a readily available and sustainable source of animal feeds, increasing incomes for women and boosting food security in West Africa. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2015

A new four-year African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will run from 2015 to 2019 and work to genetically improve Africa's chickens and to better deliver the superior chickens to small-scale farmers. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

This week, chick geneticists and researchers are meeting in Addis Ababa to set out plans and deliverables for the African Chicken Genetic Gains project. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2015

A new book compiling 25 contemporary studies on food safety in Africa's informal markets offers (surprising) lessons for much of the developing world. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Apr/2015

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) research in Nigeria has resulted in shorter drying times of cassava peels from 3 days to about six sunshine hours. Two new products (feed ingredients) have been developed and are being standardized. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2015

Did you miss some information from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) this year? Here are some BIG tags to help you find it. Take a look! Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Dec/2014


Tadelle Dessie
Scientist-Animal Genetics/Breeding
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA

People working on Nigeria

Tadelle Dessie
Scientist-Animal Genetics/Breeding
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA