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 market study of the avocado, pepper, cassava and beef cattle value chains in Vietnam was recently completed. Funded by the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics), the study was conducted in November 2014 by agricultural economists and researchers from ILRI, Tay Nguyen University and Western Highlands Agriculture and Forestry Science Institute. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Jun/2016
Livestock provides an important complement to cereal farming-based livelihoods in South Asia and can increase incomes for millions of crop-livestock farmers. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/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
A new report that explains how mixed (crop and livestock) farmers in Vietnam can raise their farm productivity and marketing practices to improve their livelihoods is now available. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, May/2016
A new policy report published by RESULTS UK this week, highlights the Index Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Program in Kenya, as one of the initiatives that are successfully reaching vulnerable people with climate risk insurance in developing countries. Continue reading →
IBLI, May/2016
The authors examine by means of a meta-analysis the argument that small-scale, mixed crop-livestock farming, a common livelihood among poor rural peoples, leads to environmentally sustainable agricultural practices. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, May/2016
Three Ethiopian MSc. students, who contributed to ICARDA’s research on multidimensional improvement of grain legumes recently graduated from Ethiopian Universities. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, May/2016
This week, the International Conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture in Drylands takes place in Morocco. ILRI and ICARDA scientists from the Livestock and Fish program are sharing experiences on the opportunities and limitations of multidimensional crop improvement in grain legumes to support increased productivity in mixed crop-livestock systems. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016
Silvopastoral systems provide a broad range of environmental and productive benefits. The presence of trees in farm plots stabilizes hillsides, minimizes erosion, improves the soil’s water retention and nutrient balance, and provides feed and shade for cattle. These practices generate higher milk and meat yields while contributing to the resilience of production systems in the face of climate variability, which is manifesting in increasingly extreme ways in Central America. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016
This research brief provides some insights into the pork and maize value chains in northwest Vietnam, highlighting the collaboration taking place between business partners in response to the lack of public support services for pig and maize production, processing and marketing. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016

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Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Dr. sc. Lutz Merbold
Senior Scientist Mazingira Centre
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis

People working on crop-livestock

Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Dr. sc. Lutz Merbold
Senior Scientist Mazingira Centre
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis