Animal Feeding / ASSP / CGIAR / CIAT / Event / Feeds / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / RTB / West Africa

Developing a cassava-based livestock feed system in Africa

The government of Nigeria has initiated a ‘cassava transformation plan ‘to create a new generation of cassava farmers, oriented towards commercial production to generate a surplus dedicated to specific value-added chains. The overarching aim is to turn the cassava sector in Nigeria into a major player in local and international flour, starch, sweeteners, ethanol, and … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / Dairying / Forages / Genetics / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Mali / Project / Research / Senegal / West Africa

Genetics project tackles peri-urban dairy systems in Senegal

The Finnish Government recently approved a new project part of the ‘Livestock and Fish’ research program of the CGIAR. Led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the three-year project aims to improve food and nutritional security through better utilisation of dairy cattle breed or cross-breed types in Senegal. The specific objectives are to: Determine … Continue reading