Livestock feeds and forages – highlights from ILRI’s corporate report 2015–2016

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The highly nutritious Brachiaria grass (situated in the centre of the photo) thrives all year round, providing a constant supply of animal feed. Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu) The highly nutritious Brachiaria grass (situated in the centre of the photo) thrives all year round, providing a constant supply of animal feed. Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu)

The experience of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partner scientists in 2015–2016 shows the positive benefits of implementing pioneering research and development interventions that increase the overall quantity and nutritional quality of feed biomass and help smooth seasonal feed variability, creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for smallholder livestock keepers. But the real scope for spreading the knowledge in this research lies in the development of on- and off-line tools that can be used by isolated smallholder farmers to access approaches for assessing feed constraints and developing effective feed and forage improvement interventions.

These are the findings from the feeds and forages research and interventions, presented in the ILRI Corporate report 2015–2016: highlights on livestock feeds and forages. These findings are…

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