Crop-Livestock / Drylands / Feeds / Forages / Gender / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Legumes / Livestock / LLAFS / Research / Southern Africa / Zimbabwe

Empowering women in integrated crop-livestock farming through innovation platforms in Zimbabwe

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. Continue reading

Afghanistan / Animal feeding / Asia / Drylands / Feeds / Forages / Gender / ICARDA / KIT / Legumes / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Rangelands / South Asia / Value chains / Women

Forage options for smallholder livestock in water-scarce environments of Afghanistan

This week, stakeholders from an ACIAR-funded project met to assess the systemic and gendered opportunities and constraints for innovation in forage value chains in Afghanistan, with a focus on Baghlan province. 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…