crop-livestock

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on crop-livestock. 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-livestock. See ILRI research on other subjects

A new book on the role of smallholder and family farms in sustainable agriculture, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in October 2014, is highlighting the important role of the livestock sector in developing countries.

Deep Roots, which is a co-publication of FAO and Tudor Rose and features a chapter: ‘Livestock farming boosts local economies in developing countries’ by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was launched at the global closing event of the 2014 International Year of the Family Farming (IYFF) in Manila, Philippines on 27 November 2014. Continue reading ...

ILRI Asia, Dec/2014

The CIAT-led project ‘Sustainable Intensification of Crop-livestock Systems through Improved Forages’, funded by the USAID Linkage program with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish aims to assess environmental impacts of tropical forage technologies. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

Increasing the productivity of small-scale production systems to make animal-source foods more readily available to poor consumers is a complex issue which requires a multi-faceted approach. With this concept in mind, scientists are working alongside territorial alliances to generate knowledge and initiatives to improve resource management through research. An example of this initiative, called the Learning Alliance. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2014

ILRI and its partners are developing highly productive dual-purpose crops and presenting a strong case for further, stronger collaboration between national and international crop and livestock institutions. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Dec/2014

Writing in the November 2014 issue of Rural 21, Livestock and Fish researchers from CIAT argue that tropical forage grasses and legumes as key components of sustainable crop-livestock systems in Latin America and the Caribbean have major implications for improving food security, alleviating poverty, restoring degraded lands and mitigating climate change. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Nov/2014

According to the article, ‘farmers who mix growing crops with rearing livestock in both poor and developed countries, not only boost food security efforts’, but also earn much needed income in the process. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

A number of lessons, success stories and even some negative change stories are expected to emerge from Africa RISING research-for-development interventions in the Ethiopian highlands. As part of our approach to monitor and evaluate the impact of Africa RISING innovation platforms, we plan to use the ‘Most Significant Change’ (MSC) technique in our monitoring and evaluation framework. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

In this interview, Mélanie Bacou - agro-economist consultant at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and data management specialist in Africa RISING - introduces herself and her work with Africa RISING. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in the program. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

The strongly held but wrong perception among farmers in Babati District that use of mineral fertilizers destroys the soil is a major cause of the low crop yield in the district. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

Some years ago, a local Innovation Platform (IP) was established In Fogera in Ethiopia to bring different stakeholders together for knowledge sharing, joint planning and implementation of development intervention. The stakeholders chose to work on free grazing as a key NRM challenge and fodder development as a promising intervention to tackle the problem of land degradation and animal feed shortage in the area. This article describes some of the challenges and successes encountered in supporting this process.

NBDC, Aug/2014

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Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis

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People working on crop-livestock

Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis