Ethiopian Livestock Feed (ELF)  Project – introducing FEAST By Alan Duncan, Inception meeting for the  ‘ Fodder and feed i...
FEAST <ul><li>The problem </li></ul>
Feed assessment <ul><li>Conventionally focuses on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their nutrit...
How does FEAST work?
PRA <ul><li>General description of farming system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>range of f arm sizes, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>f...
Quantitative questionnaire <ul><li>Animals – livestock inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Crops - yields and areas to derive crop...
 
Sample output
More sample output
Final output <ul><li>Feast report with some ideas for key problems and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Better links and unders...
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Presented by Alan Duncan at the Inception workshop for the ‘Fodder and feed in livestock value chains in Ethiopia’ project, ILRI, Addis Ababa, 21-22 February 2012

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Ethiopian Livestock Feed (ELF) Project: Introducing FEAST

  1. 1. Ethiopian Livestock Feed (ELF) Project – introducing FEAST By Alan Duncan, Inception meeting for the ‘ Fodder and feed in livestock value chains in Ethiopia ’ project ILRI, Addis Ababa, 21-22 February 2012
  2. 2. FEAST <ul><li>The problem </li></ul>
  3. 3. Feed assessment <ul><li>Conventionally focuses on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their nutritive value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways of improving nutritive value </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FEAST broadens assessment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is livestock an important livelihood strategy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How important are feed problems relative to other problems? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What about labour, input availability, credit, seasonality, markets for products etc.? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. How does FEAST work?
  5. 5. PRA <ul><li>General description of farming system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>range of f arm sizes, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>farm labour availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>annual rainfall pattern </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>irrigation availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>types of animals raised by households. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General description of livestock production </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the types of animals raised (% of households raising these animals and average herd/flock sizes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the purpose of raising these animals (e.g. draught, income, fattening, calf production) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the general animal husbandry (including; management, veterinary services and reproduction). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of access to credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How available are necessary inputs – plastic, urea, concentrates etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problem identification and potential solutions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Quantitative questionnaire <ul><li>Animals – livestock inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Crops - yields and areas to derive crop residue availability </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivated forages – yields and areas </li></ul><ul><li>Collected fodder: proportion of diet </li></ul><ul><li>Purchased feed </li></ul><ul><li>Grazing: proportion of diet </li></ul><ul><li>Contributors to household income </li></ul><ul><li>Production. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Milk production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sale of livestock </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seasonality. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feed supply: overall seasonal availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is fed in different months? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Sample output
  8. 9. More sample output
  9. 10. Final output <ul><li>Feast report with some ideas for key problems and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Better links and understanding between farmers, research and development staff </li></ul>
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