Animal Feeding / Cattle / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / East and Southeast Asia / Feeds / Fodder / ILRI / Markets / Project

Making hay: Indonesia study reveals opportunities for fodder markets in East Java

A final stakeholder workshop of a project that examined the factors, processes and incentives that influence Indonesian livestock farmers and their participation in feed markets in the country took place on 23 August 2016 in East Java, Indonesia. Continue reading

ASSP / Feeds / Fodder / ILRI / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Getting to the root of the problem: Feed and fodder interventions for Bihar’s dairy sector planned

Insufficient supply of feed and fodder for animals remains a problem for dairy farmers in India, particularly in the state of Bihar. Feed and fodder scarcity limits animal productivity of products such as meat and milk, resulting in reduced incomes especially for smallholder dairy farmers. Continue reading

Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / East and Southeast Asia / Feeds / Fodder / ILRI / Indonesia / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Southeast Asia

Indonesia project to improve smallholder farmer access to fodder markets

A new project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that will improve marketing and access to livestock fodder for Indonesia’s smallholder farmers has officially begun. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Dairying / Feeds / ILRI / India / Interview / Livestock / South Asia

Improved livestock feeding helping Indian farmers increase incomes from milk and boost food security

A project supported by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in India is helping the country’s small-scale mixed crop and livestock farmers increase their incomes by boosting their milk production.

The Cereal Systems Initiative in South Asia (CSISA) project, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is addressing feed constraints in rice-, wheat-, and maize-based systems by improving the efficiency of rice and wheat straw feeding and increasing the use of inexpensive, locally available and nutritionally dense supplementary feeds such as maize grains. The project is also promoting underutilized cereal residues such as maize stover for livestock feeds. Continue reading