Improved Forage Grasses: Making the case for their integration into humid to sub-humid livestock production systems in Kenya and Ethiopia

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The aim of the project is to increase livestock productivity in the smallholder farms in Kenya and Ethiopia through the adoption and utilization of forage grasses in the diet of animals. 

The aim of the project is to increase livestock productivity in the smallholder farms in Kenya and Ethiopia through the adoption and utilization of forage grasses in the diet of animals. The project also intends to generate evidence on the potential of improved forage grasses in increasing the income of smallholders through the direct use of forage grasses as a cash crop. By integrating improved grasses into arable lands, the project aims to promote their contribution to other ecosystem services including control of soil erosion, moisture infiltration and overall land productivity.