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Fodder chopping machines lead to a thriving livestock feed enterprise in rural Niger 

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Resource ID

18592

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Feed and Fodder, Poverty Dynamics

Crops

Dryland cereals, Grain legumes

Systems

Farming Systems, Crops and Livestock Systems, Livelihood Systems

Locations

West and Central Africa, Burkina Faso, Niger

CSR Activity

No

Global Date

23 Oct 20

Title

Fodder chopping machines lead to a thriving livestock feed enterprise in rural Niger

Keywords

Feed and Fodder, Livestock farming, Niger, Fodder chopping machines, Feed markets, Feed value chain

Language

English

New ICRISAT Research Programs

West & Central Africa program

Story Partners

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI); the Institut de l’Environnement de Recherches Agricoles (INERA) in Burkina Faso, The Conseil National de Recherche Agronomique (CNRA) in Niger; Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel Enhanced Resilience (REGIS_AG); Mercy Corps Niger; and Association pour la Promotion de l’Élevage au Sahel et en Savane (APSS).

Author/Key contact

Mr Abdoulaye Saley Moussa

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1877-3, 23 October 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/fodder-chopping-machines-lead-to-a-thriving-livestock-feed-enterprise-in-rural-niger/

Description

Feed for livestock is the most important factor in successful livestock farming. In Sahelian countries such as Niger, cereal crop stover (leaves and stalks) are major sources of feed for ruminant animals, especially during the dry season. Many livestock farmers feed their animals whole plant residues of their crops, leading to wastage and also adversely affecting the digestion of animals. Others manually cut the stover into small pieces – a laborious and time-consuming process. Fodder chopping machines are proving to be a great help to livestock farmers in rural Niger, by providing suitable feed to their animals while saving their time and effort. In five villages, groups of farmers are making the most of an initiative to provide these machines to the farmers.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

23 Oct 20

CGIAR Research Program

GLDC

SDG

01-No_Poverty, 08-Decent_Work_and_Economic_Growth, 15-Life_On_Land, 17-Partnerships_For_The_Goals

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