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Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea), habit, India

Sunn hemp (Crotalaria juncea L.) is a multipurpose tropical and subtropical... Read more

Faba bean plant (Vicia faba)

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

Honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos), tree

The honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos L.) is a legume tree up to 25-45 m high... Read more

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Apple pomace (Malus domestica Borkh.) is the solid residue that remains after... Read more

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The sugarcane plant (Saccharum officinarum) is primarily cultivated for sugar... Read more

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Sugarbeet pulp is the fibrous, energy rich by-product resulting from the water extraction... Read more

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Purple vetch (Vicia benghalensis), habit, Spain

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Acacia (Acacia oerfota) shrub

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Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus) inflorescence

Yellow lupin (Lupinus luteus L.) is one of the 200 species of lupins, a genus of... Read more

White lupin (Lupinus albus) seeds

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Blue lupin (Lupinus angustilofius), leaves and inflorescence

Blue lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.) is one of the 200 species of lupins, a... 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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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.

Technological innovation and education training in animal production with a focus on feeding and feed production Technological Innovation and education training in animal production with a focus on feeding and feed production - NAU, 2018. Belt and Road Workshop on technological innovation and education training in animal production, 10-13 May 2018, Nanjing, China

Held within the Belt and Road Initiative, this document is the synthesis of a workshop organised to facilitate the communication of policy, technology, education and culture among the countries along the ‘Belt and Road’ route. It focuses on the development of novel ideas for the livestock sector development, building of a cooperation and exchange platform for livestock science and technology innovation, facilitation of the exchange of green livestock science and technology, promotion of mutual understanding and trust, advocation of the transformation and upgradation of livestock industry, and acceleration of the pace of livestock industry modernization.

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