feeds

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

This extension brief, by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) researchers and their partners in Zimbabwe, explains explains the best cultivation and management practices for lablab bean and its importance as a forage crop. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Feb/2017
This extension brief by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) researchers and their partners in Zimbabwe, explains the importance of velvet bean as a forage crop and the best practices in managing the crop. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Feb/2017
The Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) helps us to understand how local livestock are kept and fed. Standardized data visualizations give a good overview of where feed comes from, how it varies seasonally and what farmers view as the main problems and opportunities for feed improvement. In recent years, around 1000 people have downloaded the app. Here's an update on a few recent developments with FEAST that may be of interest. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Feb/2017
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
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
To resist the droughts that decimate rural livelihoods, researchers and farmers in Tanzania are testing different forage grass and legume species to discover which management and grass combinations can boost the quantity and quality of forages in local conditions. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Dec/2016
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Agriculture Quality Research Laboratory of the Ethiopian Institute for Agriculture Research (EIAR) recently jointly conducted a training workshop on stationary and mobile Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) use and application in Addis Ababa. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Dec/2016
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Ibadan, Nigeria, recently developed a technology to process fresh cassava peels into high quality cassava peel products with better shelf life and nutrient profiles acceptable to the feed industry. The activity is an outcome of a multi-centre CGIAR collaboration including ILRI, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) … Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Nov/2016
New varieties of high-quality, drought-resistant forage grasses could boost milk production by 40 percent and generate millions of dollars in economic benefits for struggling East African dairy farmers, according to a new analysis by experts at CIAT. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Nov/2016

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Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant III - Communication/Documentation
Alan Duncan
Principal Livestock Scientist
Tunde Adegoke Amole
ILRI country representative, Nigeria

People working on feeds

Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant III - Communication/Documentation
Alan Duncan
Principal Livestock Scientist
Tunde Adegoke Amole
ILRI country representative, Nigeria