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False Rhodes grass (Trichloris crinita) habit in cultivated stand

False Rhodes grass (Trichloris crinita (Lag.) Parodi) is a perennial grass... Read more

Blackseed grass (Chloris virgata) stand

Blackseed grass (Chloris virgata Swartz.) is a tropical and subtropical annual... Read more

Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) climbing habit

The bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) is an horticultural species from the... Read more

Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) infrutescence

The peach palm (Bactris gasipaes Kunth) is a dual-purpose tropical tree... Read more

Hairy indigo (Indigofera hirsuta L.) is a subtropical and tropical legume shrub... Read more

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) seeds

Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is a tropical and subtropical plant cultivated for... Read more

African sheepbush (Pentzia incana) habit

African sheepbush (Pentzia incana (Thunb.) Kuntze) is an aromatic rounded... Read more

Asna (Terminalia elliptica) habit

Asna (Terminalia elliptica Willd.) is a medium to large deciduous tree native to... Read more

The wild amaranth (Amaranthus graecizans L.) is an annual, summer growing herb... Read more

Signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf or Urochloa decumbens (Stapf)... Read more

Achyranthes (Achyranthes aspera) inflorescence

Achyranthes aspera L. is an herbaceous plant from the tropics and subtropics, ... Read more

Faba bean plant (Vicia faba)

Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is a legume crop grown primarily for its edible seeds... Read more

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) field

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is an Andean pseudo-cereal crop that is... Read more

Wheat stubble

Straw is the crop residue consisting of the dry stems and leaves left after the harvest... Read more

Alysicarpus ovalifolius, flower and leaves, Taiwan

Alyce clover (Alysicarpus ovalifolius (Schumach. & Thonn.) J. Léonard) is an... Read more

Cissus (Cissus quadrangularis) habit, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

Cisssus quadrangularis is a deciduous, woody climber belonging to the grape... Read more

Sheanuts, Burkina Faso

Sheanut (Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.) is a deciduous, small to medium-... Read more

Imperata cylindrica, Vietnam

Imperata cylindrica (L.) P. Beauv., known as speargrass in Nigeria, alang-alang... Read more

Lentil (Lens culinaris), plant habit

Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) is a legume mainly grown for its edible seeds (... Read more

Dwarf koa (Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.), habit at Maui, Hawaii

Hedge lucerne (Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.) is a highly variable perennial... Read more

Bahia grass

Bahia grass (Paspalum notatum Flügge) is a perennial rhizomatous grass, up to 1... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By M. Wadhwa, M. P. S. Bakshi and Harinder P. S. Makkar

The acute shortage of feedstuffs in Asian, Middle East and African countries has prompted Animal Nutritionists to explore new non-conventional feed resources that do not compete with human food. The most promising among these, available in plenty, are fruit and vegetable wastes (FVWs). Currently most FVWs are dumped in wastelands causing environmental pollution. Citrus fruit (Mausambi/sweet lime or kinnow) waste, available in bulk, is rich in nutrients and bio-active compounds. Studies revealed that kinnow waste, after sun drying or ensiling with poor quality crop residues, can be effectively utilized as animal feed, to enhance animal production, mitigate environmental pollution and decrease feeding cost.

 

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The role of livestock in food security, poverty reduction and wealth creation in West Africa The role of livestock in food security, poverty reduction and wealth creation in West Africa - Molina-Flores et al., 2020. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Accra, 2020

Livestock is key to 377 million people in West Africa and in some countries, up to 60% of the population is involved in livestock production. The demand for animal products is increasing with population growth, urbanization, growing middle class, and due to shifting consumer preferences towards animal products. To meet this growing demand, countries in West Africa must engage in accelerated sustainable livestock production undertaking. Livestock development is key to eradicate hunger and poverty. This book attempts to provide up-to-date, and reliable information on the potentials, opportunities, and challenges of the livestock subsector in West Africa. 

Pulses and their byproducts as animal feed Pulses and their by-products as animal feed - Sherasia et al., 2017. In: Calles, T.; Makkar, H. P. S. (Eds), FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

This document provides a state-of-the-art review of the recent research (published and unpublished) on the use of pulses and their by-products as animal feed. It aims at raising awareness on the use of pulses and their by-products. It highlights the nutritional role of pulses and pulse by-products as animal feed and is a contribution to the legacy of the 2016 International Year of Pulses. This document will further enhance the use of these feed resources in other continents, besides Asia, where many pulse by-products are simply dumped. It is also expected that the synthesis presented contributes to make the use of pulses and their by-products as animal feed more efficient. This document will be useful for extension workers, researchers, feed industry, policy-makers and donors alike.

Opinion paper: A regional feed action plan – one-of-a-kind example from East Africa Opinion paper: A regional feed action plan – one-of-a-kind example from East Africa - Opio et al., 2020. Animal, 1-4

Open access document. This paper puts forward a case for formulation of a regional animal feed action plan (RAFAP) and highlights its potential benefits.

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