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


Pursuing nutrition and productivity objectives: Trade-offs and challenges for livestock and fish

In September a workshop on nutrition organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) considered ways to shape the CGIAR nutrition agenda going into the 2nd cycle of CGIAR research programs. Discussions focused on how CGIAR research could contribute to increasing access to an affordable, nutritious and safe diets. Continue reading

Article / East Africa / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nutrition / Pigs / Uganda

Uganda smallholder pigs project launches household nutrition and dietary surveys

The Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development project, which is implemented by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and other partners in Uganda, will conduct household consumer nutrition and dietary surveys from September to November 2014 targeting 1000 households in five districts of Kampala, Masaka, Kamuli, Hoima and Lira. Continue reading

CGIAR / Food Security / ILRI / ILRI40 / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nutrition

Refocusing livestock agricultural research for development to address food and nutritional security challenges

This week, Livestock and Fish program director Tom Randolph was part of a panel at the ILRI@40 Tropentag 2014 session on ‘Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security and healthy lives.’ Randolph highlighted the focus of ILRI’s – and ILCA and ILRAD before it – research to benefit poor livestock-keeping households for poverty reduction. … Continue reading

CGIAR / Dairying / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nutrition / Value Chains

Access to animal-source foods a pathway to meet healthy dietary needs

On 23 and 24 September, the CGIAR Science Forum 2013 on ‘Nutrition and health outcomes: targets for agricultural research’ featured a parallel session on the the economic implications of shifting investments in the primary production to better meet healthy dietary needs. The session was led by Linda Fulponi (OECD) and Yuri Tanimichi (World Bank), and … Continue reading