Feed and forage development


A combination of improved breeds and feeds is crucial for increasing livestock productivity, resilience, and emissions reduction. An integrated approach of improved feed, feeding practices, and management training for smallholder dairy that goes beyond the improvement of genetics is more likely to increase milk production, improve milk quality and body condition, and result in higher length of lactation.


Development of low-tech ways of transforming up to 50 million tonnes of environmentally hazardous waste cassava peel into 15 million tonnes of high-quality animal feed with potential to create a USD 1 billion a year industry and over 100,000 jobs in Africa.


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