Animal feeding / CGIAR / FFD / LIVESTOCKCRP

Q&A: Can we change course on the global livestock feed industry’s environmental impact?

GENEVA, Switzerland (4 Dec 2018)_ ILRI Livestock Feed Specialist, Alan Duncan, joined livestock feed experts from global feed and agriculture trade corporations, European and US feed innovators, civil society organizations and environmental think tanks at a meeting jointly organized by the World Economic Forum and Forum for the Future to think through ways in which … Continue reading

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

Drylands / Environment / FFD / Forages / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / North Africa / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Research / Tunisia

Traditional grazing-management practice makes an impact in southern Tunisia

[Written by Mouldi Gamoun, Jutta Werner, and Mounir Louhaichi, ICARDA] Degradation of rangelands is a major global concern, but land degradation processes in the rangelands are poorly understood. This lack of understanding has contributed to poorly-informed interventions and policies that have sometimes exacerbated degradation. Rangeland can become degraded due to crop cultivation, over-exploitation of livestock, over-extraction … 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

A4NH / AHH / Animal Health / Gender / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nutrition / Policy / Research / Women

The effects of livestock-derived foods on the nutrition (and health) of infants and their mothers in developing countries

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. Continue reading