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Worldwide, 86% of feeds used for livestock animal productions are not edible to humans and thus not competing with food. This is part of the conclusions of a study by Mottet et al., 2017

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Microalgae (Nannochloropsis) in pipes, aquaculture facilities in Australia

Microalgae are small-sized organisms found in fresh and saline waters, in both benthic... Read more

Grape seeds

Grape seeds are a by-product of the pressing of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.)... Read more

Grape pomace (white grape)

The grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) is a woody vine cultivated worldwide for its... Read more

Vine shoots collected after the grape harvest

The grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) is a vine cultivated worldwide for its edible... Read more

Blue Japanese oak (Quercus glauca), foliage, Osaka-fu, Japan

Blue Japanese oak (Quercus glauca Thunb.) is a medium-sized tree native... Read more

Kapok oil meal

Kapok (Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.) is a large deciduous tree, best known for... Read more

Sweet potato leaves, North Vietnam

Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) is a plant grown for its tuberous roots... Read more

Guava (Psidium guajava) habit, Maui, Haiku, Hawaii

Guava (Psidium guajava L.) is an important tropical tree cultivated for its... Read more

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) seeds

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth) is one of the most common tropical and... Read more

Crimson bluestem (Schizachyrium sanguineum) habit

Crimson bluestem (Schizachyrium sanguineum (Retz.) Alston) is a tropical grass... Read more

Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) tree habit, Brazil

The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale L.) is a medium-sized tropical tree... Read more

Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus), flowers and leaves, Hawaii

Calliandra (Calliandra calothyrsus Meisn.) is a small tropical legume tree... Read more

Stand of bulbous canary grass (Phalaris aquatica), South West Rocks, Australia

Bulbous canary grass (Phalaris aquatica L.) is a valuable pasture forage of... Read more

Breadfruit fruit and leaves

The breadfruit tree (Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg) is an evergreen... Read more

Enset corm

Enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) is a tall herbaceous plant from... Read more

Spear grass (Heteropogon contortus), aerial view, Inland, Kahoolawe, Hawaii

Spear grass (Heteropogon contortus (L.) Beauv. ex Roem. & Schult.) is a... Read more

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) plants in Togo

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth) is one of the most common tropical and... Read more

Yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis), plant

Yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis Hemsl.) is a woody legume of the arid semi-deserts of... Read more

Teff (Eragrostis tef), harvest, Northern Ethiopia

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

Teff (Eragrostis tef), flowering plant

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

Teff (Eragrostis tef), spikelets

Tef (Eragrostis tef (Zuccagni) Trotter) is a dual purpose cereal, valued for... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By Harinder P.S. Makkar, Emily Addonizio and Lemma Gizachew

To better monitor the national and regional livestock sectors and formulate adequate development strategies, it is essential to develop systematic approaches to accurately assess livestock feed supplies and obtain better insight into how feed resources are being utilized. The latter information on use of feed resources is achieved by characterizing the feeding systems. A detailed information on feeding systems in lowlands of Ethiopia is presented here. Also approaches to meet the deficiency of animal feed in the dry seasons are presented.

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USDA Food Composition Databases - USDA, 2018. USDA - ARS - Nutrient Data Laboratory

This website allows you to search the USDA Food Composition Databases: USDA National Nutrient Database and USDA Branded Food Products Database. You can search the database by food item, food group, or manufacturer's name to find the nutrient information for your food items. You can also generate lists of foods sorted by nutrient content.

Ethiopia: feed inventory Ethiopia: report on feed inventory and feed balance - FAO, 2018. FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

This document presents an inventory and balance of feeds available in Ethiopia so that the country can be aware of its needs, resource availability, gaps, implications and how the gap can be filled within the country. This will make feed interventions in the country effective in the immediate, medium and long term as well as provide solutions for replication in the region.

World livestock: Transforming the livestock sector through the Sustainable Development Goals World Livestock: Transforming the livestock sector through the Sustainable Development Goals - FAO, 2018. FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

The livestock sector can play a key role in addressing, directly or indirectly, sustainable development goals (SDGs). While, for decades, the livestock debate has focused on how to increase production in a sustainable manner, the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has added a new and broader dimension to the debate. It has shifted the emphasis of the conversation from fostering sustainable production per se, to enhancing the sector’s contribution to the achievement of the SDGs.

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