crop residues

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on crop residues. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to crop residues. See ILRI research on other subjects

For better livestock production and productivity, it is essential to assess the genetic diversity of the food which is fed to livestock. One of the main food sources for livestock in East Africa is Napier grass. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Aug/2016
Livestock productivity in Ethiopia is much lower than the existing potential due shortages of quality feed in the country. However, adopting grain legumes can help boost annual production with concomitant increase in grain legumes residues. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Aug/2016
In Europe intensive livestock production is often seen as harmful for the environment and animal welfare – think of cattle fed on grains which would be better used for human consumption. And producing lots of waste in concentrated areas which is difficult to deal with. In Africa, the mantra tends to be that intensification of … Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, May/2016
Targeting of legumes to niches in smallholder systems is the core objective of the Legume CHOICE project. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Feb/2016
In the second year of practicing conservation agriculture (CA) introduced to him through the SIMLEZA-Africa RISING project; Stephen Nyirenda, a 38 year old farmer from Lundazi District in Zambia has been able to increase the productivity of his farm in ways he never thought possible. In just two seasons he’s been able to buy two cows from the extra proceeds he’s been getting from his farm. Not a mean feat, but which he attributes squarely to this new found way of sustainable land management Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Jan/2016
A recent study of ‘Perceptions and practices of farmers on the utilization of sweetpotato, and other root tubers, and banana for pig feeding in smallholder crop-livestock systems in Uganda’ calls for further exploration of strategies to conserve such crop residues during the harvest period to reduce waste and improve incomes for smallholder pig farmers in Uganda. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Jan/2016
A new project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that will improve marketing and access to livestock fodder for Indonesia’s smallholder farmers has officially begun. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Sep/2015
Strategies for improving feeding and fodder availability to enhance livestock production in India’s Odisha state were recently discussed at a workshop by project partners and stakeholders. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Sep/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
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently promoted the use of cassava peels as animal feed to senior government officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jul/2015

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Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist

People working on crop residues

Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist