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Uganda pig feed trials shows benefits of local feed solutions

As part of a research intervention aimed at alleviating the feed crunch for Uganda’s smallholder pig producers, the University of Guelph’s Department of Population Medicine, in partnership with ILRI, tested novel pig diets using locally available crop residues and feedstuffs to determine the difference (if any) in the average daily gain in weight of pigs fed on a silage-based ration, or a ration using local feedstuffs and if these differ from ADG of pigs fed commercial feed. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / CIAT / CRP37 / Feeds / ILRI

Stakeholders meet to develop Forages for Africa program

On 26-29 Jan 2015, a “Forages for Africa” meeting was held at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University UK. The meeting, organised by CIAT and IBERS aimed at bringing together partners around the Forages for Africa initiative. Participants included researchers from Colombia, the UK, and Central and East African countries, and key sponsors and donors. Continue reading

CGIAR / CRP12 / CRP37 / East Africa / Livestock-Fish / Pigs / Systems Analysis / Uganda / Value Chains

Linking farmers to value chains in Uganda

ILRI and partners have been undertaking research into the factors influencing the successful inclusion of small farmers in modern value chains around the Lake Victoria Basin area in Uganda. This research is funded by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) as part of a research grant on inclusive value chains. Continue reading