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

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
Read the latest post in the Economics That Really Matters blog that details the findings of a paper written by Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) Project researchers, which examines and identifies the constraints that hinder the demand of index insurance in southern Ethiopia. Continue reading →
IBLI, Mar/2016
Earlier this month, the Africa RISING project in the Ethiopian highlands organised its annual review and planning meeting. On the agenda: Reviewing progress in 2015, discussing future plans. Around 60 participants representing CGIAR partners, national and local government representatives, non-government, universities and the private sector attended. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Feb/2016

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Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
David Pelster
Research Scientist
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
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis