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International Year of Plant Health 2020 The United Nations has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). Healthy plants are beneficial to the environment as they provide more oxygen and contribute to better carbon storage, they also provide more food and feeds for human and animals.

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Foxtail millet

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv.) is one of the oldest cultivated... Read more

Molasses grass (Melinis minutiflora) inflorescences

Molasses grass (Melinis minutiflora P. Beauv.) is a sticky, tufted,... Read more

Alysicarpus rugosus

Red moneywort (Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC.) is an upright robust annual... Read more

Papaya tree at Kahanu Gardens, Maui

The papaya tree (Carica papaya L.) is a fast growing perennial branchless tree... Read more

Sewan grass, Israël

Sewan grass (Lasiurus scindicus Henrard) is a perennial grass that can live up... Read more

Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam

Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) is one of the most popular grain legumes... Read more

Jaragua (Hyparrhenia rufa), habit, Hawaii

Jaragua (Hyparrhenia rufa (Nees) Stapf) is a robust, tall (60-240 cm) and erect... Read more

African laburnum (Cassia sieberiana) flowers

African laburnum (Cassia sieberiana DC.) is a perennial legume shrub or tree, up... Read more

Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus), leaves, Maui, Hawaii

Lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.) is a tropical and subtropical legume cultivated... Read more

Coconuts (drying), Kerala, India

Copra meal, or coconut meal, is an important feed ingredient and the by-product of the... Read more

Bamboo leaves

Bambusa bambos is a perennial Poaceae with a 24-32 year life cycle. It grows in... Read more

Cocksfoot flowers, Maui, Hawaii

Cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) is a strongly tufted, deep-rooted, long-lived... Read more

Lehmann love grass (Eragrostis lehmanniana)

Lehmann love grass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees) is a tufted perennial grass.... Read more

Vicia sativa flowers

The common vetch (Vicia sativa L.) is an annual scrambling and climbing legume.... Read more

Kudzu kills trees by shading them and spreads inexorably

Kudzu (Pueraria montana (Lour.) Merr.) is a perennial climbing, trailing vine... Read more

Gliricidia leaves

Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Kunth ex Walp. is a perennial, medium-sized (2-15 m... Read more

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) flowers

The Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) is an erect, rhizomatous... Read more

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By Harinder Makkar, Lemma Gizachew, Adugna Tolera, Antonello Salis, Alemu Yami, Alberto Giani, AbdoulKarim Bah,and Shukri Ahmed

Livestock sector is vital for food security in Africa as it provides a number of essential nutrients to millions of people. Recent repeated droughts, however, had devastating effects on pastoral and agro-pastoral livelihoods, mainly due to feed and water shortages. This short paper provides information on the availability of biomass for use as animal feed and the feed balance in terms of dry matter (DM), metabolizable energy (ME) and crude protein (CP) for each of the 10 regions of Ethiopia and for the nation. These sets of data are prerequisite for putting in place strategic interventions to meet the feed demand at times of scarcity as well as for making informed decisions for sustainable development of the livestock sector in Ethiopia.

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Animal Feed Action Plan. FAO and IGAD 2019 East Africa Animal Feed Action Plan: Sustainably developing livestock-dependent livelihoods in East Africa - FAO and IGAD, 2019. FAO, IGAD, Rome, Italy

The East Africa Animal Feed Action Plan provides a guided approach to pave the way for the sustainable production of quality livestock and products, while improving competitiveness and profitability and ensuring appropriate feed resource management across East Africa. It also provides guidelines to communities, countries, the private sector and livestock stakeholders to optimally use available feed resources in order to increase the supply and quality of animals, products and by-products, and to maximize the economic and social benefits of the livestock subsector.

 

Mgheni et al., 2013 Chemical composition and nutritional values of feed resources for ruminants - Mgheni et al., 2013. In: Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) Table for Ruminants 2013, Assoc. Strength. Agric. Res. Eastern and Central Africa, Entebbe, 160 pp.

This feed table was generated from the feed resources data base established through the implementation of the project on Establishment of feed resources data base in Eastern and Central Africa implemented in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda from January 2010 to December 2011. It summarizes available information on chemical composition, digestibility and energy values of locally available feed-stuff resources in the region.

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