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The Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) was one of the key tools used in the milkIT project to assess local feed resource availability and use, guiding targeting and appropriate intervention strategies. This video explains how FEAST was used in the project: Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Aug/2016
Recently, the Nicaraguan Institute for Agricultural Technology (INTA) organized the “First International Congress on Challenges and Opportunities to Increase National Livestock Productivity” in Managua, Nicaragua. Highlighting the collaboration of CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish (L&F) within the model of collaboration based on alliances, dialogue, and consensus promoted by the country’s public sector, members of CIAT’s forages team presented the Program's contributions to the development of the region’s livestock sector. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Aug/2016
For better livestock production and productivity, it is essential to assess the genetic diversity of the food which is fed to livestock. One of the main food sources for livestock in East Africa is Napier grass. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Aug/2016
Farmer training, increased seed production and business model implementation are essential to the creation of a profitable and sustainable forage seed industry. Continue reading →
Sustainable Livestock Digest, Aug/2016
Motorized feed choppers introduced by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project are helping the country's livestock farmers better utilize available feed resources to increase milk production. Continue reading →
LIVES, Jul/2016
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

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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