Cattle / CIAT / Feeds / Intensification / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nutrition

The humble leucaena legume celebrated at its own international conference in Australia 1–3 Nov 2018

Over 100 scientists, extension workers, farmers and private seed producers from Australia and around the globe are gathered this week at the University of Queensland to share knowledge and findings on the humble yet hardy legume shrub called Leucaena. Aimed at livestock and agroforestry industry audiences, the first day of the International Leucaena Conference kicked … Continue reading

CGIAR / CIAT / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Partnership / Scaling / Small Ruminants

Ethiopia partners prioritize technologies for increasing productivity of small ruminants and poultry

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. Continue reading

Animal feeding / CIAT / Feeds / Forages / Tanzania

Grass? How an unlikely weapon can help farmers beat drought in Africa

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
To resist the droughts that decimate rural livelihoods, researchers and farmers in Tanzania are testing different forage grass and legume species to discover which management and grass combinations can boost the quantity and quality of forages in local conditions. They are testing different methods of…