Improved storage, processing and utilization of crop residues for ruminants

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Created Thursday 10th of November, 2016
Last updated Tuesday 10th of December, 2019
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract Napier grass Accessions intercroped with legumes Agronomic and growth data
Principal investigator Ben Lukuyu
Partners TALIRI
Other researchers involved David Ngunga, Gregory Sikumba, Leonard Marwa
Contact person Lukuyu Ben
Contact email
Sub-National Level
  • Babati
Data collected from 20/04/2015
Availability date 4/5/2015
License Creative Commons Attribution
Release of confidential data? No
Consent obtained? No
Citation ILRI (2015). 2015 Africa RISING Babati Improved forages dataset

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Project title Integrated Livestock Feed component (ILF): Fodder and feed as a key opportunity for driving sustainable intensification of crop livestock systems in Tanzania
Project 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.
Project website
Grant code IITA023
Partners CIAT, TALIRI, Kilimanjaro west and Tanga, Ministry of Livestock, extension staff
Start date 01/01/2012
End date 01/01/2016
Principal investigator Ben Lukuyu
Other staff involved Gregory Sikumba, David Ngunga, Leonard Marwa