crop-livestock

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on crop-livestock. 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-livestock. See ILRI research on other subjects

In the cropping season of 2015/2016, Africa RISING expanded its work in Zambia under the Sustainable Intensification theme to trials on improved manure handling. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Feb/2017
A new extension brief by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) explains the principles of haymaking using tropical grasses and legumes. Produced by ILRI researchers and partners in Zimbabwe, the brief gives practical steps on how smallholder farmers can make hay from grasses and legumes such as cowpeas, velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) lablab (Lablab purpureus) including … Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2017
During phase I, the project has learned a number of lessons in Ethiopia that will be key to designing an effective phase II that will generate development impacts at scale. These include issues around partnerships, capacity development, research management, budget utilization and specific approaches to exploratory and action research. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Jan/2017
In this guest post, originally published by Farming First, Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the
 International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), takes a closer look at livestock’s impact on the environment, and what is being done to manage its environmental 'hoofprint'. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2016
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
Originally published in Forages for the Future Newsletter, issue 3, December 2016 Livestock in Tanzania are largely underfed with farmers meeting only 65% of feed needs in a year, under best conditions. Farm areas with crops range from 0.3 to 0.7 ha, while the area committed to forages is <0.04 ha. Grazing areas are overgrazed … Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Dec/2016
Seventeen core action-oriented interventions have been introduced by the Africa RISING project in Ethiopia and validated under diverse socioeconomic and agro-ecological conditions. Over the years, researchers engaged participating farmers to test options adjusted to the needs of households with differing capacities, approaches to risk and levels of resource endowment. This allowed farmers to select interventions based on their interest and priorities. Between 2012 and 2016, farmers were involved in the selection and validation of the project interventions in a stepwise and iterative manner. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, 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
En Afrique de l’Ouest, comme dans la plupart des pays d’Afrique Sub-Sahélienne, les ressources naturelles constituent la base de la vie quotidienne des hommes, particulièrement pour les pauvres qui dans la majorité des cas vivent dans le milieu rural où leur moyens de subsistances dépendent presque exclusivement des activités agricoles et de l’élevage. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Oct/2016
On 6 October 2016 the Ambassador of the United States to Burkina Faso, H E Tulinabo S Mushingi, visited Ziga in Yatenga Province, one of the implementation sites of the Feed the Future Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab (SIIL) project in the country. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Oct/2016

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Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant III - Communication/Documentation
Augustine A. Ayantunde
ILRI regional representative, West Africa
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Lutz Merbold
Senior Scientist Mazingira Centre
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis
Shirley Tarawali
Assistant Director General

People working on crop-livestock

Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant III - Communication/Documentation
Augustine A. Ayantunde
ILRI regional representative, West Africa
David Pelster
Research Scientist
Kindu Mekonnen (PhD)
Crop-Livestock Systsems Scientist
Lutz Merbold
Senior Scientist Mazingira Centre
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis
Shirley Tarawali
Assistant Director General