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Improved Forage Chopper

The problem The zero-grazing livestock production system is characterized by high feed requirements and high labour demands. Forage processing for zero-grazing animals requires planting and caring for forage just like the other seasonal crops, and then harvesting, transporti... Read more.

Improved livestock husbandry innovation in Serengeti Mara Ecosystem

Livestock farming through pastoralism has been an integral part ofthe communities in the Serengeti Mara Ecosystem (SME). However, the pastoralistsin SME only keep indigenous breeds, which are of low quality. They also use avery poor ... Read more.

Index-based livestock insurance: Helping pastoralists manage the risk of drought-related livestock losses

Like anyinsurance product, index-based insurance aims to compensate clients in theevent of a loss. Unlike traditional insurance, which makes payouts based oncase-by case assessments of individua... Read more.

Livestock feeds database

Knowledge of feed composition is vital for the nutritionists (toenable them to meet the nutrient requirements of livestock), feed manufacturers(to produce balanced compound feeds), farmers (to enable them to plan forforage production and economically use feeds) and policy-mak... Read more.

Low cost feeding packages for dairy production

Due to its proclivity to droughts, Sub Saharan Africa requires lowcost forage conservation techniques. These should ideally rely on locallyavailable resources like cultivated forages and crop residues in combinationwith agro-industrial by-products. The i... Read more.

Mixed farming systems in livestock production for adaptation and mitigation of climate change  Alley cropping  Silvipasture  Fodder bank  Plantations

Thisinnovation aims to solve the problem of feed shortage during drought periodswhereby tree twigs are cut and used as fodder for lives... Read more.