Feedipedia
Animal feed resources information system
Feedipedia
Feedipedia
Vicia sativa flowers
Vicia sativa flowers (Credits: Alvesgaspar)
Guinea grass, Maui
Guinea grass, Maui (Credits: Forest & Kim Starr)
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam
Rice straw on the ground after the harvest, Central Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam
Cowpea, black variety, Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Maize grain, France
Maize grain, France (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Sorghum grains, France
Sorghum grains, France (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle
A bag of cotton seeds for cattle (Credits: Thamizhpparithi Maari)
Cassava leaves, North Vietnam
Cassava leaves, North Vietnam (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)
Sunflower head
Sunflower head (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Red clover flowers
Red clover flowers (Credits: Gilles Tran, AFZ)
Azolla
Azolla (Credits: Gilles Tran / AFZ)

Feedipedia: an on-line encyclopedia of animal feeds

Feedipedia is an open access information system on animal feed resources that provides information on nature, occurrence, chemical composition, nutritional value and safe use of nearly 1400 worldwide livestock feeds. It is managed jointly by INRA, CIRAD, AFZ and FAO. Read more...

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Faba bean plant (Vicia faba)

Faba bean (Vicia faba L.) is a legume crop grown primarily for its edible seeds... Read more

Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum), field, Oregon, USA

Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum L.) is an upright annual legume growing to... Read more

Creeping indigo (Indigofera hendecaphylla), habit, Maui, Hawaii, USA

Creeping indigo (Indigofera spicata Forssk. and Indigofera hendecaphylla... Read more

Carib grass (Eriochloa ploystachya) seed head, USA

Carib grass (Eriochloa polystachya H.B.K.) is valuable pasture grass native to... Read more

Bird's foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), habit, Spain

Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) is a legume mainly grown for fodder... Read more

Sunflower meal with hulls, France

Sunflower meal is the by-product of the extraction of oil from sunflower seeds. In terms... Read more

Canola seeds

Rapeseeds are the seeds of the oilseed rape plant (Brassica napus L.) and of... Read more

Calopo (Calopogonium mucunoides), habit, Kolo Fuma, Congo

Calopo (Calopogonium mucunoides Desv.) is a vigorous, hairy annual or short-... Read more

Giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)

Algae are an heterogeneous group of plants with a complex and often controversial... Read more

Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana), habit, Hawaii

Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana Kunth) is an important tropical grass widespread in... Read more

Oats (Avena sativa)

Oats (Avena sativa L.) are a major cereal grain worldwide and the 6th... Read more

Oat forage

The oat plant (Avena sativa L.) is an annual grass grown primarily for its grain... Read more

Arundo donax, Jardin des Plantes, Paris

The giant reed (Arundo donax L.) is a very tall herbaceous grass, common and... Read more

Monkey thorn (Acacia galpinii), habit, Zimbabwe

The monkey thorn (Acacia galpinii Burtt Davy) is a large deciduous tree of... Read more

Tagetes erecta flowers

Mexican marigold (Tagetes erecta L.) is an herbaceous plant from the sunflower... Read more

Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca), habit and fruits, Guatemala

Luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.) is a plant from the cucumber family grown for its... Read more

Jatropha (Jatropha curcas) habit, Mozambique

Jatrophas are oil plants belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family. The Jatropha... Read more

Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) is grown for its oil or its fibre, depending on... Read more

Corn gluten meal is a by-product of the manufacture of maize starch (and sometimes... Read more

Camelina (Camelina sativa), flowers, Unterfranken, Germany

Camelina (Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz) is an ancient oil and food crop that has... Read more

Black thorn (Acacia mellifera), branch, leaves and thorns, Pelindaba, South Africa

The black thorn (Acacia mellifera (M. Vahl) Benth.) is an African shrub or small... Read more

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Broadening horizons

By Christian Schader, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland

A global model system was designed in order to calculate various scenarios of food availability and impacts of food production on the environment. This model can be used in the future to answer various questions on the sustainability of agricultural and food systems.

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Greenhouse gas emissions from pig and chicken supply chains: A global life cycle assessment - MacLeod et al., 2013. FAO, Rome, Italy

This report presents results from an assessment carried out to improve the understanding of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions along livestock supply chains. It provides a detailed analysis of emissions according to region, sector and systems of production.

Grass strips against soil erosion - CIAT, 2015. International Center for Tropical Agriculture CIAT

This farmer-to-farmer video, developed through funding by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) by CIAT and Agro-Insight, explains in a clear and simple way the agricultural technique to plant grass strips on sloping land to prevent soil erosion. The videos are prepared to deepen farmer’s understanding of the technical aspects of improved soil management, and at the same time, to prompt discussion within the local context.

Climate change and food security: risks and responses - FAO, 2016. FAO, Rome, Italy

This document provides an overview of the cascading impacts of climate change on food security and nutrition, from physical impacts on agro-ecosystems to livelihoods and food security.

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