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Date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) fruits

Date fruit production yields several crop residues, including date palm leaves (fronds),... Read more

Molasses grass (Melinis minutiflora) inflorescences

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

Papaya tree at Kahanu Gardens, Maui

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

Alysicarpus rugosus

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

Sewan grass, Israël

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

African laburnum (Cassia sieberiana) flowers

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

Coconuts (drying), Kerala, India

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

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

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

Bamboo leaves

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

Lehmann love grass (Eragrostis lehmanniana)

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

Cocksfoot flowers, Maui, Hawaii

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

Kudzu kills trees by shading them and spreads inexorably

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

Vicia sativa flowers

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

Oil palm kernels

The fruit of the oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) has a thin epicarp, a... Read more

Columbus grass (Sorghum x almum), habit, USA

Columbus grass (Sorghum x almum Parodi) is a robust, tussocky, short-lived... Read more

Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora), flowers and leaves, Hawaii

Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC), one of the 44 species of Prosopis... Read more

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.), spike and foliage

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