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AGRI-LIVESTOCK INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT

Livestock feeding is an essential component for the completion of the human food chain due to the large amount of protein deriving from these animal productions. Considering the lack of sufficient feed resources available for this productive sector, it is fundamental to redesign and carry out within the FFRUs integrated research of both livestock and agricultural productions embedding of suggestions coming from traditional knowledge (harvesting of cereals and grazing). Agri-livestock practices are being investigated by engaging farmers in new “Integrated Agricultural Approach” (e.g. mixed cropping systems integrated with livestock grazing systems) to discover the relevance of such methods in terms of food security, soil fertility and yield in limited land surface areas (both rural and peri-urban areas) within the SI framework.

 

To trace a general overview of the current level of agri-livestock integration in the study areas, UNIMAK andUNB, also with the collaboration of UNISS, settled a common survey tool called “T2.3. - Agro-livestock integration”.

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Partners involved

Country​                  Partner                                            Research Area                                                                                

Sierra Leone

Ghana

Tanzania

UNIMAK

 

CSIR-SARI, KDC, UNB 

 

NM-AIST, TARI, ICRAF

KALRO, UoN

Kenya

Kalangba, Malalm Musaia, Balandugu, Wara wara, Sulaimania, Gbanti, Bombali, Njagbakahun and Kamarugu.

Savelugu district (Monglaa, Bunlung, Pong-Tamale), West Mamprusi district (Kukua, Tinguri, Nayorko), Talensi district (Gorogo, Wakii, Pwalugu), Nabdam district (Soliga, Daliga, Zanlerigu); Talensi, Nabdam, West Maprusi, SAlevegu; Béréba, Dohoun, Ouakuy, Sara and Massala.

Monduli, Arusha and Meru districts. 

Kakamega, Busia and Bungoma, Western Kenya Karachuonyo (HomaBay County) and Nyakach (Kisumu County) and Western Kenya.

In addition, several other partners are working on experiments involving the use of manure for soil fertilization. 

Country                  Partner                                            Animal Waste Tested                                             Crops

Ghana

CSIR-SARI, KDC

ACRA, UNB, INERA

 

NM-AIST, TARI

KALRO, UoN

Tanzania

Poultry manure and cow dung; Organic manure

Organic manure (mainly from poultry (mixed with cow, sheep and goat manure), cattle dung

Cow manure

Poultry manure

Burkina Faso

Kenya

Sorghum millet, maize

 

Fonio, sorghum, maize, cotton

Finger millet, sorghum, maize, groundnuts

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