Monthly Archives: January 2017

Breeding legumes for livestock feed (biomass) as well as human food (grain)

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Cowpea fodder bundles stacked in Niger for livestock feed (photo credit: ILRI). ‘Of the many virtues of grain legumes, one is little recognized. Visitors to the livestock fodder markets of West Africa are always surprised…

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Guide to haymaking using tropical grasses and legumes

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A new extension brief by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) explains the principles of haymaking using tropical grasses and legumes. Produced by ILRI researchers and partners in Zimbabwe, the brief gives practical steps on…

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$265 billion annually !

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Photo credit: UN NEWS CENTRE Rural development and youth employment are strongly connected to migration. Photo: FAO/Riccardo Gangale Global Goals on poverty and hunger require $265 billion annually – UN conference told The world must…

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Small farms to the rescue—reducing hunger by increasing low yields

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
John Oboum’s climate-smart small-scale farm site in Western Kenya (photo credit: CCAFS / Cecilia Schubert). ‘One of the most urgent challenges we face in the next several decades is feeding a growing world population without…

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On antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’ and livestock production—World Bank expert

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
‘For just the fourth time in its 72-year history, the United Nations General Assembly has focused on a health issue: the rise of “superbugs” and antibiotic-resistant infections. These pose a “fundamental threat” to society, said…

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Social scientists can improve the impact of agricultural research

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
As one of the panelists, I attended a discussion on “Strengthening Social Science and Policy Research” hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)’s South Asia Office and the International Rice Research Institute…

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Agrilinks and Microlinks to host webinar on safety of animal-source foods for improved nutrition

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Locally made beef stew sold in Bagnon market at Yopougon, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (photo credit: ILRI/Valentin Bognan Koné). What are the key food safety issues related to livestock production and animal-source foods and what are their…

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