crop residues

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

A final stakeholder workshop of a project that examined the factors, processes and incentives that influence Indonesian livestock farmers and their participation in feed markets in the country took place on 23 August 2016 in East Java, Indonesia. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Nov/2016
This project is integrating sweetpotato feed into small-scale pig production systems, demonstrating to Uganda's smallholder farmers three benefits of sweetpotato silage: increased pig productivity, affordable costs and labour savings. ILRI’s role in this project is to better understand pig feeding practices in Uganda, to investigate options for making sweetpotato silage, and to assess the economic viability of sweetpotato silage as pig feed, including the willingness of Ugandan farmers to pay for the silage. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Oct/2016
A new regional push, focused on promoting four key actions to adapt agriculture and curb growing hunger, could help, Ajayi said. The best ways to assist southern Africa's farmers, agricultural experts said, are by increasing their access to insurance for crop failure and livestock deaths, and giving them better weather advice via mobile phone. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Sep/2016
Smallholder livestock farmers in Zimbabwe are beginning to flip every notion about the country’s industry on its head. Continue reading →
Sustainable Livestock Digest, Sep/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
Livestock productivity in Ethiopia is much lower than the existing potential due shortages of quality feed in the country. However, adopting grain legumes can help boost annual production with concomitant increase in grain legumes residues. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Aug/2016
In Europe intensive livestock production is often seen as harmful for the environment and animal welfare – think of cattle fed on grains which would be better used for human consumption. And producing lots of waste in concentrated areas which is difficult to deal with. In Africa, the mantra tends to be that intensification of … Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, May/2016
Targeting of legumes to niches in smallholder systems is the core objective of the Legume CHOICE project. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Feb/2016
In the second year of practicing conservation agriculture (CA) introduced to him through the SIMLEZA-Africa RISING project; Stephen Nyirenda, a 38 year old farmer from Lundazi District in Zambia has been able to increase the productivity of his farm in ways he never thought possible. In just two seasons he’s been able to buy two cows from the extra proceeds he’s been getting from his farm. Not a mean feat, but which he attributes squarely to this new found way of sustainable land management Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Jan/2016
A recent study of ‘Perceptions and practices of farmers on the utilization of sweetpotato, and other root tubers, and banana for pig feeding in smallholder crop-livestock systems in Uganda’ calls for further exploration of strategies to conserve such crop residues during the harvest period to reduce waste and improve incomes for smallholder pig farmers in Uganda. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Jan/2016

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Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist

People working on crop residues

Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist