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.
Farmer training, increased seed production and business model implementation are essential to the creation of a profitable and sustainable forage seed industry.
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.
Quelles sont les valeurs implicites des attributs du bétail commercialisé dans les zones humide et subhumide du Mali ? Cette étude révèle les facteurs déterminant le prix du bétail
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.
Barbara Wieland joined ILRI on 5 Jan 2015 as team leader herd health in the Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity (ASSP) program.
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 …