Engagement / Innovation Systems / Intensification / LIVESTOCKCRP / Partnership / Scaling

Bringing livestock research and business together for sustainable agriculture

Currently, a large share of animal-source foods in lower-income countries is produced in smallholder systems. For these systems to successfully intensify to feed growing populations, they need to adopt innovations at a large scale and be sure to properly address critical sustainability issues – social, environmental, economic, etc. This requires access not only to existing … Continue reading

Animal feeding / Cattle / CIAT / Feeds / Forages / Intensification / Legumes / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP

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

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