Animal Breeding / Asia / ASSP / Breeds / Goats / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pakistan / Small Ruminants / South Asia

Increasing goat productivity through improved breeding bucks in Bahawalpur, Pakistan

In Pakistan, most farmers have mixed goat breeds without clear breeding objectives; thus the expected genetic improvements are rather arbitrary. The AIP-Livestock project provided two pure Beetal (Makhi-Cheeni) bucks to the local community at Chak 93DB to improve productivity and income from goat production. Five farmers’ goat flocks were involved in this breeding exercise. The … Continue reading

Animal Health / Asia / ASSP / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pakistan / Small Ruminants / South Asia

Economic benefits of anthelmintic treatment for small ruminants in Pakistan

In May 2016, the AIP-Livestock project, in collaboration with ICARDA, PARC and the Department of Livestock, Balochistan, organized a small ruminant health camp and provided anthelmintic treatment to livestock holders in Khuzdar District. Continue reading

Africa / Asia / CCAFS / Climate Change / Crop Residues / Drought / Drylands / Event / Gender / Livestock / South Asia / Water

Building trust essential for science research

By Jane Gitau Small scale farmers appear to seek diversified ways of living as method of coping with the changing climate patterns and expensive goods. This observation was made by researchers of the IMPACTLite writeshop January 21-24, in Machakos, east of Nairobi, to consolidate their views and outline their proposed scientific papers. The team is … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Article / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / HUMIDTROPICS / Livestock / NRM / South Asia

Nutrients in soil benefit livestock in mixed farming systems

Balanced nutrient inputs on crop land positively impact productivity of the livestock compartment of mixed crop–livestock farming system, a new study has revealed.  This knowledge can build on the currently perceived need and benefits of balanced nutrient replenishment in crop–livestock system. This is a key finding by the India based team of Amare Haileslassie, Michael … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Article / Asia / Crop Residues / Dairying / Event / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Indian dairy farmers learn better feeding methods to improve milk production

Ninety six dairy farmers (96) among them 44 females have been trained on “Feeding strategies to improve dairy production in Samastipur District of Bihar”. The one-day training programme was organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners of Bihar, India. The main purpose of the training held March 30, 2012 was to create … Continue reading