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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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Chinese albizia (Albizia chinensis), habit and leaves

Chinese albizia (Albizia chinensis (Osb.) Merr.) is an almost evergreen... Read more

Cadaba (Cadaba farinosa) habit

Cadaba (Cadaba farinosa Forssk.) is an evergreen shrub found in Africa that is... Read more

Polished Thai jasmine rice

Polished rice (Oriza sativa L.) results from the complete milling of rice grain... Read more

Breadnut tree (Brosimum alicastrum), habit, Belize

The breadnut tree (Brosimum alicastrum Swartz) is a tree mostly grown in Central... Read more

Blue signal grass (Brachiaria leersioides), habit

Blue signal grass (Brachiaria leersioides (Hoschst.) Stapf) is an annual grass... Read more

Black medic (Medicago lupulina), foliage and flowers

Black medic (Medicago lupulina L.) is a creeping annual legume from temperate... Read more

Black-hooked acacia (Senegalia laeta) community, Burkina Faso

Black-hooked acacia (Senegalia laeta (R.Br. ex Benth.) Seigler & Ebinger,... Read more

Black cutch (Acacia catechu), habit

Black cutch (Senegalia catechu P.J.H. Hurter & Mabb., formerly known as ... Read more

Breads and bakery products

Bakery wastes are products obtained from the recycling of bakery and viennoiserie... Read more

American jointvetch (Aeschynomene americana), foliage

American jointvetch (Aeschynomene americana L.) is an annual tropical legume... Read more

Ahuhu (Tephrosia purpurea), leaves and flowers

Ahuhu (Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.) is a multipurpose tropical legume mainly... Read more

Cockspur grass (Echinochloa crus-galli), habit

Cockspur grass (Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv.) is a tall, robust, tufted... Read more

Greenleaf desmodium (Desmodium intortum), habit

Greenleaf desmodium (Desmodium intortum (Mill.) Urb.) is a large perennial (... Read more

Tropical kudzu (Pueraria phaseoloides (Roxb.) Benth.) is a vigorous, dense-... Read more

Dwarf koa (Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.), habit at Maui, Hawaii

Dwarf koa (Desmanthus virgatus (L.) Willd.) is a highly variable perennial... Read more

Stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis)

Stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis (Aublet) Sw.) is a tropical legume shrub widely... Read more

Coloured Guinea grass

Coloured Guinea grass (Panicum coloratum L.) is a tufted (erect, geniculate or... Read more

Opuntia, South of France

The prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) is a cactus species widespread in... Read more

Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis), habit, Thailand

Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis Germ. & Evrard or Urochloa... Read more

Silkworm pupae

Silkworms are the caterpillars of moth species raised for silk. 90% of the world... Read more

Camelina (Camelina sativa), flowers, Unterfranken, Germany

Camelina (Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz) is an ancient oil and food crop with... 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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