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Applied business model for animal feed generates revenue and improves livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Niger

A new business supplying animal feeds to rural Niger is helping to overcome vast distances and other hurdles that constrain the productivity and incomes of goat and sheep farmers. Though 90 percent of the rural population in Niger… Read More

Mothers see healthier children in the “One Egg Per Day” project in Burkina Faso

“Bicycle chicken” is a national dish in Burkina Faso, and even Bill Gates shared a video about it and blogged that chicken rearing can reduce extreme poverty. But what about the eggs? Recent research in Burkina Faso, sponsored… Read More

“To Meat or Not to Meat” from The Chicago Council

The blog post Field Notes – To Meat or Not to Meat: Balancing Global Viewpoints in Battles over Food was published on February 18, 2020 by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Read the original story at https://www.thechicagocouncil.org/blog/global-food-thought. Excerpt… Read More

First multi-stakeholder Swine Day in Cambodia educates about disease, opportunity

In April 2019, the Cambodian government confirmed the presence of African Swine Fever, which is extremely fatal to pigs and has spread into nine east Asian countries since 2018. The disease can devastate the holdings of pig farmers,… Read More

Research helps parents “give milk” to improve nutrition and livelihoods in Rwanda

by Judy Kimani, International Livestock Research Institute ◊ Gabura Amata Mubyeyi, translated from Kinyarwanda, means “Parents, Give Milk.” This phrase communicates one of the core messages resulting from an ongoing research project in Rwanda. Many parents and other… Read More

Detecting livestock diseases to improve food security in Uganda

by Jeanne Coffin-Schmitt, Tufts University ◊ Within the remote sub region of Karamoja in northeast Uganda, livestock diseases are an ongoing problem. Further, limited knowledge about the occurrence and spread of diseases such as Peste des Petits Ruminants… Read More