Maximizing livestock‐mediated livelihoods and resilience to risk
Initial discussions by livestock sector stakeholders in Ethiopia, under the new Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) project, have identified key technology delivery priorities for increasing the productivity and profitability of the small ruminant and poultry value chains in the country.
A new report on the influence of livestock-derived foods on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life reveals the clear nutritional benefits of providing infants, particularly in countries in Africa and South Asia with livestock-derived foods such as meat, milk and eggs.
In Zimbabwe, The ZimCLIFS project used innovation platforms to introduce better livestock feeds, improve market linkages for farmers to benefit from higher livestock productivity and to enhance knowledge and skills among support services enabling upscaling of the impacts of the integrated crop-livestock systems.
Legumes have great potential to contribute significantly to sustainable intensification of livestock production in the tropics, along with the provision of ecosystem services.
This study provides a gender analysis of animal health in small-scale dairy farming and the food security implications in three villages of Tanzania.
Scientists from the Program have been conducting trials in India to improve the yield and quality of sorghum forage for livestock feeding.
A series of briefs was recently published outlining the main priorities emerging from the Tanzania livestock master plan analysis: