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Innovation platforms as a route to dairy development in India

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In the hills of Uttarakhand climate change is leading to reduced water from snow-melt being availability for irrigation and more extreme weather events. This is making crop production difficult and some crop land is being abandoned. Men are migrating to find work and many of the women remaining in the…

Producing green fodder from wheat helps animals and people in India’s Uttarakhand State
Animal Feeding / Asia / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / Extension / ILRI / India / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Producing green fodder from wheat helps animals and people in India’s Uttarakhand State

In the hilly areas of Uttarakhand, a typical farming household has one or two cows, one buffalo and a bullock, and cultivates cereals and vegetables on tiny terraced plots. Livestock make important contributions to livelihoods but providing sufficient feed for them continues to remain a challenge, especially during the winter months.

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Animal Feeding / Asia / Extension / ILRI / India / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / South Asia

Improving pig nutrition using local resources for market oriented production in Nagaland

In Nagaland, Northeast India, pigs are the preferred livestock species and most families rear one to three pigs either for household consumption or for selling or for both. Demand for pigs and pork is growing rapidly and currently outstrips local supply. Intensifying pig production systems and shifting from subsistence to more commer­cially-oriented production could significantly improve local livelihoods and increase cash income for farmers. The main constraint faced by farmers is proper feeding of their pigs. Continue reading