I have a technical background in livestock nutrition but in recent years have become interested in institutional barriers to livestock feed development among smallholder farmers. This has involved me in experimentation with the use of local innovation platforms to catalyse innovation to overcome system level blockages to improved livestock feeding. I manage a range of research for development projects mainly focused on livestock feed issues. Within many of these I have been developing and applying the use of simple participatory tools such as FEAST and Techfit to aid identification of appropriate feed development strategies in smallholder systems

My Projects

Identifying, testing and scaling small-scale irrigation options for enhanced livestock feed production

Identifying, testing and scaling small-scale irrigation options for enhanced livestock feed production

TechFit tool to prioritize and select animal feed interventions

TechFit tool to prioritize and select animal feed interventions

Uptake of Integrated Termite Management for rehabilitation of degraded rangeland in East Africa

My Blog Posts

Sintayehu Bashahyider feeds his sheep in front of his home

ILRI News

Livestock feed stakeholders call for better access to accurate feed analysis in Ethiopia

Cut and carry in India

New science

How and why better livestock feeding starts with farmers

ILRI News

Higher quality and more accessible forage seeds - a pathway to better feed Ethiopia's livestock

The Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) – new developments

Consultancy opportunity: editing and improving draft reports from application of the Feed Assessment tool (FEAST)

Short assignment: Mapping Feasibility of Livestock Feed Options in the Tropics

Help shape a feed and forage strategy for ILRI – Your inputs needed

My Publications

Quantifying livestock diet compositions in Kenyan smallholder farms

  • Mutua, John Y.
  • Watmough, Gary
  • Notenbaert, An Maria Omer
  • Fraval, Simon
  • Duncan, Alan J.
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Feed balances for ruminant livestock: Gridded estimates for data constrained regions

  • Fraval, Simon
  • Mutua, John Y.
  • Amole, Tunde A.
  • Tolera, Adugna
  • Feyisa, T.
  • Thornton, Philip K.
  • Notenbaert, An Maria Omer
  • Adesogan, A.
  • Balehegn, M.
  • Ayantunde, Augustine A.
  • Zampaligre, N.
  • Duncan, Alan J.
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Livestock and Climate Initiative Advances Climate-Resilient Livestock Feed Strategies through an Occasional Feeds Conservation

  • Duncan, Alan J.
  • Jones, Christopher S.
  • Spinelli, Madison

Theory of change for the beef cattle value chain in Northwest Vietnam, developed for the CGIAR Initiative Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion

  • Atieno, Mary Otieno
  • Johnson, N.
  • Marshall, Karen
  • Thinh Nguyen
  • Bravo, A.
  • Le Thi Huyen
  • Tran Thi Bich Ngoc
  • Phuong Nguyen
  • Galie, Alessandra
  • Triana Angel, Natalia
  • Burkart, Stefan
  • Mwema, Emmanuel
  • Notenbaert, An Maria Omer
  • Duncan, Alan J.
  • Peters, Michael
  • Unger, Fred

Theory of change for the pig value chain in Northwest Vietnam, developed for the CGIAR Initiative Sustainable Animal Productivity for Livelihoods, Nutrition and Gender Inclusion

  • Atieno, Mary Otieno
  • Johnson, N.
  • Marshall, Karen
  • Thinh Nguyen
  • Bravo, Aura
  • Ouma, Emily A.
  • Le Thi Huyen
  • Tran Thi Bich Ngoc
  • Phuong Nguyen
  • Galiè, Alessandra
  • Triana Ángel, Natalia
  • Burkart, Stefan
  • Mwema, Emmanuel
  • Notenbaert, An Maria Omer
  • Duncan, Alan J.
  • Peters, Michael
  • Unger, Fred

Assessment of feed resources availability and use for cattle and pigs in Mai Son District, Son La Province, Vietnam

  • Tran Thi Bich Ngoc
  • Nguyen Thien Truong Giang
  • Hoang Xuan Thao
  • Dao Thi Thu Hang
  • Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong
  • Triana Ángel, Natalia
  • Peters, Michael
  • Duncan, Alan J.
  • Atieno, Mary Otieno