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Facilitating training programs for improving croplivestock systems in Niger 

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Resource ID

17961

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Market Access and Value Chains, Poverty Dynamics

Crops

Dryland cereals, Grain legumes

Systems

Farming Systems, Crops and Livestock Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Niger

Global Date

31/Jan/2020

Title

Facilitating training programs for improving croplivestock systems in Niger

Keywords

Silage, Animal health, Niger, Crop-Livestock systems, Stover, Feed quality, Torodi, Maradi, Millet stover, Sorghum stover, Groundnut haulm

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program

Story Partners

University of Florida, Institute for Food and Agriculture (UF/IFAS), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Institut de l’Environnement de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), The Conseil National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA) and ICRISAT. Silage making training was conducted as a part of the EQUIP Feed study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and also implemented by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems.

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1839-3, 31 January 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/facilitating-training-programs-for-improving-crop-livestock-systems-in-niger/

Description

A study conducted in Maradi and Torodi villages indicated that more than 90% of the farmers conserve crop residues for animal feeding and that the traditional techniques of storing in a hayloft or open shed affected feed quality. At both Torodi and Maradi, farmers stored millet stover and cowpea hay, while Maradi farmers also stored sorghum stover and groundnut haulm. Based on the above study, the training program on silage making held at Sadoré and Maradi shared techniques to improve utilization of cereal residues (millet, sorghum, etc.) to overcome feed constraints.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

31/Jan/2020

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

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