Promoting collective marketing in Ethiopia to ensure smallholder farmer access to domestic and international grain markets
Africa / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Legumes / Markets

Promoting collective marketing in Ethiopia to ensure smallholder farmer access to domestic and international grain markets

Legume-dependent farmers in Ethiopia suffer from low productivity and poor value chain development. Gaining access to domestic and international grain markets would offer farmers an opportunity to increase knowledge and skills and grow their profit margins, helping poverty reduction through the implementation marketing strategies. Continue reading

Public-private partnerships for sustainable legume technology dissemination in Ethiopia
Africa / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Food Safety / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Legumes

Public-private partnerships for sustainable legume technology dissemination in Ethiopia

In southeastern Ethiopia, reinforcing the development of grain farms is essential as a means of helping farmers improve their income. An International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) poster highlights several farming models which may be useful to enhance the knowledge and skills of and technologies available to farmers growing a variety of grain types. 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 / Climate Change / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Tanzania

Study shows how Tanzania dairy farmers stand to benefit from improved commercial feeds

A new study has revealed the extent to which dairy farmers in Tanzania are under-served by the feeds manufacturing sector, which despite having adequate capacity, is operating at only 50% of installed capacity. On average, dairy feeds account for just 4% of what is produced by feed manufacturers in Tanzania, with poultry feeds production dominating … Continue reading