Monthly Archives: August 2017

Processing African cassava peels, potentially a billion dollar business

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Bags of high quality cassava peel mash feed, Ibadan, Nigeria (Photo credit: ILRI/Iheanacho Okike) With livestock production expected to more than double in the next 40 years, transforming cassava peels into high quality feed holds…

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New factories in Nigeria transform cassava peels into livestock feed, creating jobs and incomes for women

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Cassava peel processing factory under construction in Benue State, Nigeria (photo credit: ILRI / Yinka Olasusi). Nigeria is the world’s largest producer of cassava, with a yearly output of about 50 million tonnes and a production…

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Join our next GFAR Collective Action Webinar on Farmers’ Rights

Originally posted on THE GFAR BLOG:
GFAR partners CGIAR, GODAN (Global Open Data Initiative for Agriculture and Nutrition) and Asociación Andes, through a GFAR Collective Action, are pleased to invite you to: Our webinar: “Farmers’ Rights: How Complementarity between Researchers…

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2nd PENAPH Conference: 7 Pre and Post Conference Courses in January 2018 at Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Originally posted on PENAPH:
Second PENAPH Conference Course Catalog We are pleased to announce 7 pre- and post-PENAPH Conference courses. The course offer a variety of perspectives on participatory and qualitative methods in animal Health, One Health, Eco-Health and surveillance.…

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Goat is playing a Pivotal role in Rural Economy! Small Scaled Farming is a Hope

Originally posted on Small Scaled Farmers and the pastoralists are the backbones of animal agriculture. They play a pivotal role not only in producing quality food item but also conserving the genetic resources as well as nature for the next generations. Contrast to the factory farming small scaled farming and pastoralism do not use (up to their level best) pesticides and chemical fertilizers etc. They do not harm the nature by the blind use of inputs like energy and water. They are the custodians of the genes and nature.:
An article in ‘Animal’ compares the lifetime performance (mortality, maturity, nutrition, birth weight etc.) of West…

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Lifetime performance of West African dwarf goats under different feeding systems

Originally posted on ILRI news:
West African dwarf goat in Ghana (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). A new paper by scientists at in the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Wageningen University and Research (WUR) compared the lifetime performance of West African Dwarf goats…

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Livestock scientists say climate change can increase risk of animal pests and diseases

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Livestock grazing on an island in the River Niger, as seen off a bridge in Niger’s capital, Niamey (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). The livestock sector contributes significantly to the global economy and to rural livelihoods. Globally,…

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