Animal Feeding / CIAT / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nutrition / Value Chains

Collaborative research shows that stalks and stems of legume plants are an excellent source of animal fodder

Of the many virtues of grain legumes, one is little recognized. Visitors to the livestock fodder markets of West Africa are always surprised to see groundnut and cowpea haulms (stalks and stems of legume plants) sold at prices that exceed that of cereal grains and not infrequently even that of groundnut and cowpea seeds, particularly during periods when sheep keepers are fattening their animal for slaughter at festivities such as Tabaski. Continue reading

Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CGIAR / Ethiopia / Gender / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Small Ruminants / Value Chains / Women

Livestock and Fish gender capacity development initiative for the small ruminant value chain in Ethiopia

Capacity development is a priority in the Livestock and Fish Program gender strategy. As part of this strategy, the program has embarked on an initiative to strengthen the capacity of its national partners in mainstreaming gender in their work to achieve gender equity, improve food security, nutrition and agricultural development. Continue reading


Contribute to an e-consultation on the role of livestock in food security and nutrition

At its 41st session in October 2014, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) to prepare a study on Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition, including the role of livestock, to feed into CFS debates at the Plenary session of October 2016. Continue reading

East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Small Ruminants / Women

Gender flagship achievements in the Ethiopia small ruminants value chain

At the Ethiopia small ruminants value chain strategy and implementation planning workshop held on 13-14 June 2014 at the ILRI Addis Ababa campus, the gender flagship theme of the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program reviewed the past year’s achievements and future plans. Continue reading