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New dual-purpose pearl millet shows promise as excellent fodder in Niger 

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Resource ID

17906

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Feed and Fodder, Biofuels

Crops

Dryland cereals, Pearl millets

Systems

Farming Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Niger

Global Date

06 Dec 19

Title

New dual-purpose pearl millet shows promise as excellent fodder in Niger

Keywords

Feed the Future, Livestock Systems, CRPGLDC, Food and Fodder, Pearl Millet, ECOWAS, Niger, Sahelo-Sudanian zone

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1831-1, 06 December 2019

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/new-dual-purpose-pearl-millet-shows-promise-as-excellent-fodder-in-niger/

Description

Two varieties of dual-purpose (food and fodder) pearl millet were shown to increase weight and overall growth in sheep, according to a study conducted in Niger. These two varieties could be considered as good quality fodder for crop-livestock systems in the country.Earlier this year, Dr Clarisse Umutoni et al. conducted a study to assess the quality of crop residues of five new pearl millet varieties used as fodder for local young sheep. The study revealed that the different varieties of pearl millet differ in digestibility and nutrient composition which significantly affects the growth performance of the sheep.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

06 Dec 19

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 02-Zero_Hunger

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