fodder

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on fodder. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to fodder. See ILRI research on other subjects

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
In collaboration with other CSISA partners, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been helping crop-livestock farmers to boost income and milk production by increasing the availability of fodder, promoting efficient use of cereal residues and improving the quality of supplementary feeds in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Jan/2016
Farmers participating in the Zimbabwe Crop-Livestock Integration for Food Security (ZimCLIFS) project have increased their gross margins by up to 70%. The ongoing food security improvement project is targeting the country’s dairy farmers to help improve feed farming and overall dairy production. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2015
The authors call for further exploration of strategies to conserve root, tuber and banana crop residues during the harvest period to reduce waste and improve incomes for smallholder pig farmers in Uganda. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Nov/2015
Insufficient supply of feed and fodder for animals remains a problem for dairy farmers in India, particularly in the state of Bihar. Feed and fodder scarcity limits animal productivity of products such as meat and milk, resulting in reduced incomes especially for smallholder dairy farmers. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Nov/2015
This report shares results and lessons on productivity-enhancing feed interventions developed through MilkIT, a project to promote milk production in India and Tanzania. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Nov/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
Read an update of the project that uses models to help provide Tanzanian farmers with best-bet forage crop management techniques. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Nov/2015
This brief highlights findings from observational and experimental studies on pig diets in East Africa. It will help researchers design trials to develop diets for local pigs. It provides information for extension workers on local feeds that are high in energy, fat and protein. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Oct/2015
This brief seeks to answer what role can local innovation platforms play in helping Tanzania dairy producers solve these problems? Under what conditions are they useful, and what are the factors for success? Do we need innovation platforms at the village level, or can we work with producer groups? Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Oct/2015

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Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management

People working on fodder

Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Zelalem Lema Moti
Research Officer I Innovation in Agricultural System to Enhance Rainwater Management