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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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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

Tagasaste (Chamaecytisus prolifer), habit

Tagasaste (Cytisus proliferus L. f.), also called tree lucerne, is a fast... Read more

Sporobolus (Sporobolus helvolus) leaves and inflorescences

Sporobolus helvolus (Trin.) Dur. & Schinz. is a perennial grass of the dry... Read more

Feed peas, France

Peas (usually Pisum sativum L.) are one of the four most important legume crops... Read more

Walnut, the fruit of the walnut tree (Juglans regia L.), has been used in human... Read more

Soybean hulls in bulk

Soybean hulls are a by-product of the extraction of oil from soybean seeds (Glycine... Read more

Winnowed peanut shells

The fruit (pod, nut) of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) consists of an external... Read more

Broken peanuts

The fruit (pod, nut) of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is made of an external... Read more

Groundnuts, Vietnam

The fruit (pod, nut) of the peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is made of an external... Read more

Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea), pods and leaves

The peanut plant (Arachis hypogaea L.) is grown mainly for its seeds, which are... Read more

Old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia), habit

Old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia Lindl.) is a halophyte species and one of... Read more

Niger (Guizotia abyssinica) crop

Niger (Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass.) is an oilseed crop cultivated in... Read more

Slenderleaf (Crotalaria brevidens), seeds

Slenderleaf (Crotalaria brevidens Benth.) is a tropical legume mostly cultivated... Read more

Soybean meal, imported in France

Soybean meal is the most important protein source used to feed farm animals. It... Read more

Wheat distillers grain from ethanol production, France

Wheat distillers grain is the main by-product from the distillation of alcohol from wheat... Read more

Gum arabic tree (Acacia senegal), habit, Burkina-Faso

The gum arabic tree (Acacia senegal (L.) Willd. or Senegalia senegal (L... Read more

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

Maize bran

Maize bran is a by-product of various maize processing industries, including starch and... Read more

Kachi grass (Cymbopogon giganteus), inflorescence

Kachi grass (Cymbopogon caesius (Nees ex Hook. & Arn.) Stapf) is a perennial... Read more

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