[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 …
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.
Scientists from the Program have been conducting trials in India to improve the yield and quality of sorghum forage for livestock feeding.
Tools and approaches for estimating feed supply and demand in sufficiently disaggregated forms can enable realistic assessments of achievable productivity gains and greater economic benefits from livestock value chains interventions.
Improved feed marketing system is critical for efficient milk production in Tanzania
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.