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Perennial soybean (Neonotonia wightii), Hawaii

Perennial soybean (Neonotonia wightii (Wight & Arn.) J.A. Lackey) is a... Read more

Pearl millet before cleaning for food use

Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) is an annual grass, erect and... Read more

Pearl millet, early grain fill

Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.) is an erect annual grass, reaching... Read more

Pea flowers

Peas (usually Pisum sativum L.) are one of the four most important legume crops... Read more

Mango fruit, Hawaii

Mangos are the most important tropical fruit crop after bananas and plantains (FAO, 2011... Read more

Leucaena leucocephala flowers

Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit) is a fast growing, evergreen,... Read more

Field with maize, cassava and jack bean

Jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis (L.) DC.) is a climbing perennial legume... Read more

Corn gluten feed is the by-product of the wet-milling of maize grain for starch (or... Read more

Acanthus (Acanthus mollis), leaves, Toulouse, France

Acanthus mollis L. is a perennial herb that can grow to a height of 0.9-1 m. It... Read more

Limpo grass (Hemarthria altissima), Maui  Hawaii

Limpo grass (Hemarthria altissima (Poir.) Stapf & CE Hubbard) is a grass... Read more

Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum), flowers, Hawaii

Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum Hochst. ex Chiov) is a tropical grass from... Read more

Grewia (Grewia bicolor), habit

False brandy bush (Grewia bicolor A. Juss.) is a many-stemmed shrub that may... Read more

Mung bean (Vigna radiata) field

The mung bean (Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek) is a legume cultivated for its ... Read more

Indian laurel (Litsea glutinosa) forage

The Indian laurel (Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C. B. Rob.) is an evergreen, or... Read more

Giant star grass (Cynodon plectostachyus (K. Schum.) Pilger) is a robust,... Read more

African palm oil (Elaeis guineensis), Kew Gardens, London

Oil palm fronds are a by-product of the cultivation of oil palm trees (Elaeis... Read more

Wheat (Triticum spp.) is one of the most important staple food crops for humans... Read more

Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne is a thorny legume tree, usually about 4-8 m... Read more

Tamarugo tree, Chile

The tamarugo (Prosopis tamarugo F. Phil.) is a deciduous legume tree growing up... Read more

Sunflower seeds are the fruits (achenes) of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus L... Read more

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is the 5th most important oilseed... 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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