ASSP / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Legumes

N2Africa Ethiopia review and planning meeting focuses on public-private partnerships

The N2Africa-Ethiopia project held its third Annual National Partners Review and Planning Workshop from 27-29 January 2016 at ILRI campus, Addis Ababa. The main objectives of the workshop were to review achievements, lessons learned, challenges encountered during the 2015 season and to plan project activities for 2016 season. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / ASSP / Crop-Livestock / Forages / Goats / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livestock / Nigeria / Small Ruminants / West Africa

Simulation of small ruminant system productivity in the humid tropics of southwestern Nigeria

Evaluation of lifetime productivity of an individual animal in response to target interventions for improving the
productivity of smallholder livestock systems in the humid tropics of West Africa is critical. It allows assessing longterm investment opportunities for farmers and options to minimize risk. To gain better understanding of the interventions for improvement of small ruminant production in southwest Nigeria, a dynamic modeling approach was used to explore the effect of feeding strategies on the lifetime productivity of the West African Dwarf (WAD) goats. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Article / ASSP / Crop Residues / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livestock / Livestock-Water / NRM / Pastoralism / Water

Producing more milk, more meat with less water

When Sasakawa-Global 2000 and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) provided training and loans to a group of farmers in the Awash Valley, Ethiopia, little did they anticipate what such resources in the hands of hard working, poor, small scale farmers could yield. The farmers in the Awash River Basin were trapped in poverty, earning … Continue reading