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Since the late 1980s, CIAT scientists have been breeding Brachiaria with the goal of developing superior apomictic hybrids for the tropical forage market. Brachiaria has a number of advantages over other forage grasses: highly nutritious, it can help farmers increase the productivity of their cattle, while also capturing carbon dioxide and restoring poor soils – particularly when used in silvopastoral systems. Steady advances to improve brachiaria have been made over the years using classical breeding methods. Recently, however, CIAT forage breeder Margaret Worthington has been looking to accelerate these gains through modern molecular breeding strategies. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jul/2016
Private-Sector Mechanism Partnerships Forum on Livestock, 30 June 2016, IFAD, Rome: Luncheon on the ‘Zero Hunger Challenge’, Keynote address, 'Balancing the Plate', by Jimmy Smith, Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jul/2016
Established in 2005, the selection of Forages for the Tropics (SoFT) tool enables users to identify forage species suitable for specific climates, soils, and farming systems such as cut and carry, agroforestry, erosion control, beef, and dairy. Users can also view images of the plants and their use, search a database of scientific references with abstracts, and consult a glossary of botanical and management terms. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, 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
Cows are regularly portrayed as evil: four-legged, four-stomached, greenhouse gas machines chomping through forests and destroying the planet. It’s no wonder the idea of a climate-smart livestock system sounds like an oxymoron. Nevertheless, you can get a glimpse of these systems in Colombia’s mountainous, Cauca Department. Patía is also a microcosm of Colombia’s livestock conundrum. … Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/2016
Sourcing fodder poses a big headache to many dairy farmers. Brachiaria, a grass repatriated to Africa from Brazil, is good for grazing, can be baled as hay, and increases milk production. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jun/2016
WorldFish scientists will begin to experiment with feed ingredients that can increase the nutritional value of tilapia as part of a new project. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/2016
Just announced: Publication of the first issue of a newsletter produced by the Global Crop Diversity Trust that is a first step in fulfilling on a new strategy for tropical and subtropical forage diversity and use. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jun/2016
This survey explored the situation of different feed resources for ruminant livestock in two zones (central and eastern) in Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. These two zones account for the region’s 12% of the total land mass, 23% of the human population, 28% of the cattle population, and 56% of the small ruminant population. Continue reading →
LIVES, May/2016
In recent years, ILRI scientists have been working with institutional partners and local farmer organizations in Odisha, a large eastern state of India on the Bay of Bengal, on research to improve the feed and fodder resources readily available to smallholder livestock keepers. ILRI conducted this collaborative research through a collaborative CGIAR Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) aiming to increase and sustain small farm productivity in selected regions of Bangladesh, India and Nepal. As part of an ILRI photojournalism trip to India undertaken in early Mar 2016, the authors visited a town on the outskirts of Bhadrak, a city in northern Odisha, to capture a bit of what the ILRI-led CSISA work has accomplished for small-scale dairy farmers in the area. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, May/2016

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Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Alan Duncan
Principal Livestock Scientist
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA

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People working on feeds

Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Alan Duncan
Principal Livestock Scientist
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA