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

We have just published an Ethiopian case study of adoption domains for N2africa in the Atlas of African Agriculture Research and Development Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Mar/2015

Steve Staal, who for the past 15 months has served the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Los Baños, the Philippines, as regional representative for East and South Asia, this month takes up leadership of ILRI's Policy, Trade and Value Chains program and is now based in Nairobi. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2016

Francis Muthoni, geographic information system specialist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in Arusha, introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa RISING. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jan/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

Many rural households in Zimbabwe rely on food aid to meet their nutritional needs. This problem, often aggravated by unemployment and falls in income, threatens the livelihoods of low income and food-insecure populations. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Dec/2015

Ben Lukuyu, animal nutritionist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa RISING. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Nov/2015

So what factors influence whether farmers will adopt new sustainable intensification practices? And what is their impact ? A recent study by Africa RISING in northern Ghana found that farmers are primarily influenced by seven factors in adopting agricultural technologies. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2015

The Africa RISING project in the Ethiopian highlands recently organized a writeshop to heklp researchers document and generate results and evidence from their work. As well as making progress on several articles, participants produced several 'evidence' briefs. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Sep/2015

Results from an indicative cost-benefit-analysis in northern Ghana show that farmers are getting three times more (300%), over and above their total expenditures when using the Africa RISING technologies. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Sep/2015

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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