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

This extension brief by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) shares the principles of silage making that smallholder farmers can use to make forage for feeding animals in dry seasons. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Feb/2017
“Niji Foods, with the International Livestock Research Institute, with USAID support, is establishing three cassava peel processing centers to address this market gap. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2017
Agro-pastoralists in Zimbabwe face a host of challenges, including low-yielding fodder crops, degraded land and volatile markets. Furthermore, due to the prevalence of sector-specific technologies, they lack access to solutions that can improve their integrated production systems. But, with the right training and support, food insecurity can become a thing of the past. Continue reading →
Sustainable Livestock Digest, Dec/2016
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

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Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant III - Communication/Documentation
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist

People working on crop residues

Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant III - Communication/Documentation
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist