[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 …
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.
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.
This study provides a gender analysis of animal health in small-scale dairy farming and the food security implications in three villages of Tanzania.
Scientists from the Program have been conducting trials in India to improve the yield and quality of sorghum forage for livestock feeding.
A series of briefs was recently published outlining the main priorities emerging from the Tanzania livestock master plan analysis:
An ex-ante impact assessment was used to assess the impact of the ASF biocontrol and other interventions in peri-urban pig value chains in Uganda.