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Osteospermum spinescens, Photographer: C.Mayer

Osteospermum spinescens is a shrub native to the South African semi-arid veld... Read more

Rhizoma peanut (Arachis glabrata) stand

Rhizoma peanut (Arachis glabrata Benth.) is a summer growing perennial tropical... Read more

Maize stover consists of the residues of maize (Zea mays L.) plants grown for... Read more

Red bush willow (Combretum apiculatum) habit

Red bush willow (Combretum apiculatum Sond.) is a deciduous, small to medium-... Read more

Combretum aculeatum

Combretum aculeatum Vent. is a small tree or shrub up to 4 m high. It has... Read more

Barwood (Pterocarpus erinaceaus) tree, habit

Barwood (Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.) is a tropical tree from West and Central... Read more

Prosopis (Prosopis cineraria) tree

Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce is a deep-rooted, perennial and multipurpose tree... Read more

Huizache (Acacia farnesiana) habit

Huizache (Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd. or Vachellia farnesiana (L.)... Read more

Acacia (Acacia brevispica) leaves

The acacia species Senegalia brevispica (Harms) Seigler & Ebinger (formerly... Read more

Common Thatching grass (Hyparrhenia hirta) habit

Common thatching grass (Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf. is a tufted, strongly... Read more

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) grain

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) is an erect annual herb grown worldwide... Read more

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) blooming field

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) is an erect annual herb grown worldwide... Read more

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana)

Finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) is a cereal grass grown mostly... Read more

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is an annual erect herb up to 3 m (or more) tall. It... Read more

Sunflower meal with hulls, France

Sunflower meal is the by-product of the extraction of oil from sunflower seeds. In terms... Read more

African couch grass (Digitaria abyssinica), habit, Maui, Hawaii

The African couch grass (Digitaria abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Stapf) is a... Read more

Big-leaf bristle grass (Setaria megaphylla), habit

Big-leaf bristle grass (Setaria megaphylla (Steud) Dur. & Schinz.) is a... Read more

Sporobolus marginatus

Sporobolus marginatus Hochst. ex A. Rich. is a tufted, stoloniferous perennial (... Read more

Rapeseed hulls - called canola hulls in North America and other countries - are the... Read more

Fonio (Digitaria exilis) grain

Fonio (Digitaria exilis Stapf) is an annual tropical grass grown in West Africa... Read more

Fonio sheaf before threshing

Fonio (Digitaria exilis Stapf) is an annual tropical grass grown in West Africa... 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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