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livestock and small ruminants (41 Results)
Food Safety
Molecular Survey Of Babesia parasites In Kenya
KenyaILRI

Among protozoan parasites in the genus Babesia, Babesia bigemina is endemic and widespread in the East African region while the status of the more pathogenic Babesia bovis remains unclear despite the presence of the tick vector, Rhipicephalus micropl...

Agri-Food News and Media
An Uncertain Future For Livestock Production In The Tropics
All CountriesILRI

Future heat stress may make cattle production unviable in large swathes of Africa

Agri-Food News and Media
An Assessment Of Biosecurity Practices In Cattles, Sheep, And Goats Production, Marketing And Slaughter
KenyaCGIAR

Globally, biosecurity is instrumental in prevention, control and management of livestock diseases and protection of human health. It is defined, prescribed, adopted and enforced through global, regional and national frameworks, laws, policies and str...

Agri-Food News and Media
Know The Basics :Starting A Commercial Beef Herd From Scratch
All CountriesMagda du Toit

The aim of any well-managed commercial cattle farm is to produce high-quality beef for the market at a profitable level. Magda du Toit provides emerging and aspiring beef cattle farmers with a guideline of the elements they need to consider when emba...

Agri-Food News and Media
Animal Source Foods In Healthy, Sustainable, And Ethical Diets
GhanaINTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (IFPR...

-An argument against the drastic limitation of livestock in the food system. Animal source foods are evolutionarily appropriate foods for humans. It is therefore remarkable that they are now presented by some as unhealthy, unsustainable, and unethica...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock), Research and Development
Using a Value Chain Approach to Map the Pig Production System in Rwanda, its Governance, and Sanitary Risks
RwandaShyaka, A. Quinnell, R.J. Rujeni, N. Fèvre, Eric M...

Rwanda has a fast growing pig production sector projected to continue expansion, due to rising local and regional demand. We undertook a value chain analysis to establish the flows of pigs and pork in Rwanda and the roles of various actors involved,...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock), Research and Development
How light is too light touch: The Effect of a Short Training-Based Intervention on Household Poultry Production in Burkina Faso
Burkina FasoJESSICA LEIGHT, JOSUÉ AWONON, ABDOULAYE PEDEHOMBGA...

This paper reports on the effects of a training-based intervention seeking to increase household engagement in poultry production in Burkina Faso, analyzing data from a large-scale cluster randomized trial in which 1798 households in 60 communes were...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
8 Things we Learned From Kenyan Farmers During COVID-19
Kenya60 Decibels

Small is mighty. Rarely is this more true than for global farming. Across the world, small-scale farmers produce more than half the world’s calories, a figure which rises to almost three quarters in the world’s poorest regions.

Policy and Advocacy
Modeling the Recovery Dynamics of Ethiopia Cattle Population
EthiopiaEMERTA ARAGIE AND JAMES THURLOW

Journal of Arid Environments Volume 197, February 2022, 104664 Modeling the recovery dynamics of Ethiopia cattle population Author links open overlay panelEmerta A.AragieJamesThurlow https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2021.104664 Get rights and...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Understanding the Factors that Influence Cereal-Legume Adoption Amongst Smallholder Farmers in Malawi
MalawiTABITHA NINDI

Although sustainable intensification (SI) practices such as intercropping of cereals with legumes are believed to offer productivity benefits to farmers, the adoption of cereal-legume intercropping remains low in Malawi. We use dynamic programing to...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
How Accurate are Yield Estimates from Crop Cuts? Evidence from Smallholder Maize Farms in Ethiopia
EthiopiaFREDERIC KOSMOWSKI, JORDAN CHAMBERLIN, HAILEMARIAM...

Agricultural statistics and applied analyses have benefitted from moving from farmer estimates of yield to crop cut based estimates, now regarded as a gold standard. However, in practice, crop cuts and other sample-based protocols vary widely in the...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Trade-offs and Synergies Associated with Maize Leaf Stripping Within Crop-Livestock Systems in Northern Ghana
GhanaADAM M. KOMAREK, NURUDEEN ABDUL RAHMAN, ARKADEEP B...

The accessibility and availability of forages is a common concern in crop-livestock systems in West Africa; however, options to increase forage production may entail trade-offs within the farm system that can be challenging to quantify explicitly.

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