Animal Feeding / Asia / Cattle / CIAT / Crop-Livestock / Feeds / Forages / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Adapting and adopting improved animal feeding systems in Southeast Asia

Until recently, livestock husbandry in  Vietnam’s Central Highlands was not very productive. Animals were intermittently sold to free-up cash to put towards weddings or large purchases, and the rest of the time they were left free to graze on native pasture and crop residues. To help revitalize these livestock systems, researchers at CIAT have been … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / Forages / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Report

Ethiopia livestock feeds project tests tools to guide feed interventions

On May 28-29, 2012 the Ethiopian Livestock Feeds Project held a synthesis workshop at ILRI in Addis Ababa. The project team, including the core partners from the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research and the Amhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute, had been working together to refine various tools including FEAST, Techfit and a simple value chain … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / CGIAR / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Feeds / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Devising successful feed interventions in Ethiopia – ILRI project identifies promising tools

Last week, the International Livestock Research Institute convened a synthesis workshop of the ‘fodder and feed in livestock value chains in Ethiopia’ project. Funded by the the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), this short project aimed to develop and refine tools for the rapid assessment of feed resources – that will allow effective … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / CIAT / Crop-Livestock / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Project / Vietnam

Improving forage-based feeding systems in the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam development triangle

In 2011, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) agreed to fund a project on improvements to forage-based feeding systems in the border provinces of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam – an area referred to as the the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam (CLV) development triangle. The project is implemented by CIAT with support from ILRI. It focuses on improving … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / CCAFS / Central America / CIAT / Crop-Livestock / Forages / Latin America / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Project / Research / South America

Climate-smart crop-livestock systems for smallholders – Livestock and Fish project to intensify agriculture and mitigate climate change

The German Government recently approved a new project part of the ‘Livestock and Fish’ research program of the CGIAR. Led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the three-year project aims to improve the agricultural productivity and mitigation of climate change through more efficient nutrient use and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from smallholder crop-livestock … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Project

Feed strategies in Ethiopia project evaluates rapid assessment tools

In January 2012, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) funded a six-month project to scope feed issues in livestock value chains in Ethiopia. The project is led by the International Livstock Research Institute (ILRI). The purpose of the project is to develop a preliminary understanding of how feed components of intensifying livestock production systems … Continue reading