From food waste to animal feed, cassava peels potentially big business for Nigerian women
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From food waste to animal feed, cassava peels potentially big business for Nigerian women

Existing technologies of drying and grading cassava peels could hold the key to providing a readily available and sustainable source of animal feeds, increasing incomes for women and boosting food security in West Africa. Continue reading

Getting (the band) back together: US climate report sees reconnecting crops to livestock as smart adaption strategy
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Getting (the band) back together: US climate report sees reconnecting crops to livestock as smart adaption strategy

The new National Climate Assessment released recently by President Obama’s Global Change Research Program contains dour predictions about the impact of climate change on livestock production in the United States. How can the country’s livestock sector adapt to these changes? One strategy suggested in the report will be familiar to experts at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). It involves raising livestock and crops together and taking advantage of the synergies between the two. Continue reading