Africa RISING Tanzania - Improved poultry feeds

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Created Tuesday 13th of October, 2015
Last updated Friday 20th of January, 2023
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract This proposal focuses on forages and feed as a key opportunity for driving sustainable intensification of crop livestock systems in Tanzania. In 2013-2014, the livestock component was divided into two work packages (i) Screening and integrating forages in systems and improved use of crop residues and (i) developing feeds for indigenous poultry from local feed resources. In 2014-2015, the two work packages have been merged into an integrated livestock feeds component (ILF) to enhance integration. This component is designed to have three sub components as follows: (i) The first sub component revolves around screening forages, testing them with farmers and integrating them into existing farming systems. (ii) The second sub component is enhanced integration of crop residues in smallholder farms through improved storage, processing and utilization for ruminants. (iii) The third sub component is concerned with improved management and feeding strategies with emphasis on utilization of local feed resources for indigenous poultry.
Principal investigator Ben Lukuyu
Partners TALIRI
Other researchers involved David Ngunga, Gregory Sikumba
Contact person Leonard Marwa
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Custodian Leonard Marwa
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Data collected from 23/10/2014
Availability date 14-10-2015
License Creative Commons Attribution
Release of confidential data? Yes
Consent obtained? No
Citation ILRI (2015). 2015 Africa RISING Babati Improved poultry feeds baseline survey dataset
Acknowledgements ILRI (2015). 2015 Africa RISING Babati Improved poultry feeds baseline survey dataset

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Project title Africa RISING
Project abstract The aim of the Africa RISING project in Kongwa and Kiteto Districts, Tanzania is to provide a scientific basis for sustainably intensifying agricultural production in semi-arid areas of central Tanzania. The project activities are falls under 4 thematic areas that address three critical elements of sustainable intensification (SI), i.e. genetic, ecological and socio-economic intensification technologies. The scope of activities being implemented include: packaging of new legume and cereal varieties with over 120% yield advantage, packaging and validation of integrated productivity enhancing technologies for cereals, legumes, legume trees and soil health technologies, food safety primarily to reduce aflatoxin contamination and integration of livestock into the cropping systems. The innovation platform is used to set R4D priority in the action sites. In the 2013-2014 season, we reached out to about 1217 farmers Kongwa and Kiteto districts. In 2014 we plan to reach out to about 1500 new farmers. The project team is comprised of national partners (e.g. ARI-Hombolo, District Agricultural Officers, SUA and UDOM) and CG Partners (CIMMYT and ICRAF) under the leadership of ICRISAT.
Grant code IITA023
Partners CIAT, TALIRI West Kilimanjaro and Tanga, Ministry of Livestock and fisheries development
Start date 01/01/2012
End date 31/12/2016
Principal investigator Ben Lukuyu
Other staff involved Leonard Marwa, Gregory Sikumba, David Ngunga and Alphonce Haule