Food production by and for the poor

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In Ethiopia, sheep are mostly kept by smallholders and the rural poor, including women headed households.

How will we feed all the farmed animals in the developing world? Livestock and fish production by, and for, the poor

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This article is a summary of a longer article, Feeding hungry, growing animal populations a priority for Livestock and Fish program, posted on the Livestock and Fish blog. 

In late-March, the Livestock and Fish Research Program held a virtual review and planning meeting to take stock of progress since 2012, examine the wider science and development environment and devise plans and deliverables for the coming years. The discussions were organized around each of the five research and technology ‘flagships’ of the program, examining strengths, weaknesses and desired results.

The feeds and forages flagship is designing superior feed and forage strategies for smallholders to meet current and evolving demands for more meat, milk and fish as well as agile feed value chains with lighter ecological footprints.

Read the full article: ILRI

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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