The Animal Feeding team recognizes that feed is a key issue for livestock productivity and its costs are rising all the time.
The AIP-ILRI project has been introducing targeted intervention as a holistic approach is urgently needed to improve/uplift Pakistan’s agriculture-(livestock) led economy.
In Pakistan, 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.
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.
Legumes have great potential to contribute to rural livelihoods and natural resources, according to a poster designed by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
Building sustainable long term partnerships is essential to improving agricultural yields and the income of smallholder farmers.
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.