Animal Feeding / Biodiversity / Ethiopia / Forages / ILRI / Mexico

ILRI forage genebank in the spotlight

ILRI scientist Alexandra Jorge reports that she just returned from a series of marathon events that were very important and relevant to the ILRI forage genebank in Addis Ababa. Here she shares her notes: CGIAR annual genebank meeting After the new CGIAR financing arrangements were set up, this was the first meeting (FAO, Rome) of … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Article / DRYLANDSCRP / Ethiopia / Forages / HUMIDTROPICS

Policy and knowledge needed to boost forage seed production

By Asebe Abdena, Forage seed production officer at ILRI, Debre Zeit Centre An improved policy environment coupled with adequate knowledge brokering are necessary if improved feed and forest seed production, processing and marketing systems are to be realized in Ethiopia. There is also need to create advocacy on feed and forest seeds business and attract … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Article / Biodiversity / CCAFS / Corporate Report / Crop-Livestock / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Forages / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Kenya / Livestock / NRM / Pastoralism

ILRI forages to the fore: ILRI talks ‘Napier’ (aka elephant grass) at KARI scientific exhibition in Nairobi

Story by Alexandra Jorge Last week (22–24 Oct 2012), I participated in an exhibition, which was organized alongside the 13th Biennial Scientific Conference of the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI), in Nairobi. I represented the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in a booth ILRI created to explain to KARI’s visitors what research ILRI undertakes with … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Asia / Crop-Livestock / Forages / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Staff

Blummel appointed to Livestock and Fish leadership team

 Michael Blummel, a scientist with the People Livestock and the Environment (PLE) theme, will lead  the Feeds Component of CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish.  This means he will take primary responsibility for working with a team of scientists assembled across the four Centres working on this project, to define and implement the research agenda … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Biodiversity / Crop-Livestock / Dairying / Drylands / DRYLANDSCRP / Forages / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Livestock / NRM / Southern Africa / Staff / Water

New frontiers for forage research in southern Africa

Research on forages just got a boost with the arrival of Godfrey Manyawu to the People Livestock and Environment theme (PLE) of  ILRI. He joins the theme as project coordinator for “Integrating crops and livestock for improved food security and livelihoods in rural Zimbabwe”.Manyawu, who is an expert in livestock production and forage sciences, will … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / Event / Forages / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Does it matter, what you feed your domestic animals?

PLE scientist, Michael Blümmel, will give the first of a series of seminars on the ground breaking research that ILRI scientists are involved in. An animal nutritionist of repute, Blümmel has experimented and published widely on the more efficient feeding of livestock so that feeds take less land surface. Another dimension of his work is … Continue reading

Africa / Article / Crop-Livestock / Forages / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Southern Africa / Staff

Crop Scientist, Peter Thorne, joins ILRI-PLE in Zimbabwe

Peter Thorne has joined ILRI as a crop livestock systems scientist. He is part of the People Livestock and Environment theme based in Addis Ababa and is expected to relocate to Zimbabwe in mid-2012. Peter was until his appointment with ILRI, responsible for the national dairy benchmarking service in Britain. He has had a long … Continue reading