Welcome to Sub-Saharan Africa feed composition database

The Sub-Saharan Africa Feed Composition Database (SSA Feeds) is a web-based software application and database that provides information on the nutritive value of livestock feeds in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The purpose of putting these data into the public domain is to enable the extension, development and research community to design scientifically-based and best-cost rations for meat, dairy and draught animals of small-scale African farmers. As their livestock assets are healthier and better nourished, these farmers become more food-secure and are able to increase their income from animal products.

The Sub-Saharan Africa Feed Composition Database (SSA Feeds) currently provides information on the nutritive value of 20,913 samples of 566 livestock feeds from 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The samples have been analysed at the Animal Nutrition Laboratory of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The database will be updated with new samples as the data become available.

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