Update on feeds and forages component 1.3


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Presented by Michael Blummel at the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish Planning meeting, Nairobi, 27-29 September 2011

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Update on feeds and forages component 1.3

  1. 1. Update on feeds and forages component 1.3 Michael Blummel (ILRI) CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish Planning meeting Nairobi, 27-29 September 2011
  2. 2. Pathways and OutcomeValue chain framework to define a set ofresearch areas around: 1) produce more andbetter feeds, 2) making better use of feeds thatexists, 3)processing, densification, redistribution/transfer,4) implications of feeding systems onlabour/gender/ecological footprint etcBy-product and forage based feeding systemsused in VC that significantly increase per animalproductivity such as doubling milk productionthereby reducing the ecological footprint per unitproduce through reduction in animal numbers 2
  3. 3. Current Activities & ResourcesIndia Most of feed research activities covered (CSISA,NAIP, ACIAR, IFAD)Ethiopia Several feed activities covered (IFAD, AGRA?)Mali Feed/fodder market studies GEF, CSISATanzania New IFAD project on dairy with pertinent feed work, AGRA?, Feed platform ASARECA?Vietnam ACIAR Pig VCUganda EC-IFAD Pig VC, Feed platform ASARECAGlobal Development of Forage Options (Agrigenetics and others)
  4. 4. Key PartnersOverall CRP 3s, private sector, crop improvementIndia CRP 3s, ICAR, private sector, crop improvementEthiopia AGRA, USDA- FEED,Mali IERTanzania AGRAVietnamUganda ASARECAEgypt ?NicaraguaOther
  5. 5. Priority Outcomes 20121. Multi-partner core team adjusted to new CRP driven mode of work2. Infrastructure for feed resource work adjusted to CRP demand3. Farm animals are fed with high quality local feed resources which are produced in a sustainable way to contribute to food security and farm income 5
  6. 6. Priority Outcomes 20124. Forage and fattening options available and demonstrated to sheep producers in mixed systems in Ethiopia5. Knowledge on dry-land feeds is widely available to all stakeholders 6
  7. 7. Priority Research Outputs 20121. Prevalent feeding systems for each VC characterized2. Feed resource basis assessed relative to production target (meat, milk, fish)3. Tools and methods developed for prioritizing feed interventions.4. Participatory value chain analysis approaches focusing on feed developed5. Feed intensification options identified for key value chains and effects on productivity and carbon and water footprint identified6. Suitable (animal species, environment, stress) forages species selected 7
  8. 8. Priority Research Outputs 20127. Most promising forage processing options identified and optimal inclusion levels of different forages8. Technical advisory notes are developed and disseminated9. Feed data base available at ICARDA web side 8
  9. 9. Priority Research Outputs 201210. Potential food‐feed crops for fish value chains in the context of prevalent cropping systems? identified11. Opportunities for increasing the participation of women and youth in fish feed markets through feed agro‐enterprises identified12. Bio-fuel production residues in fish feed value chains evaluated13. The possibilities for integrating fodder production into fish farming systems growing fish and food for meat explored 9
  10. 10. Priority Organisational, CapacityDevelopment and CommunicationActivities 20121. Realign key ILRI staff contribution with VC and regional demand of CRP 3-7 and other CRP ILRI is engaged2. Identify and co-opt key players in VC and regions and setting up mechanisms for knowledge sharing on feed enhancement strategies across key value chains3. Enhance capacity for quick and practical value chain analysis to identify and address bottlenecks 10
  11. 11. Priority Organisational, CapacityDevelopment and CommunicationActivities4. Consolidate and enhance capacity of teams for Forage Development5. Continue capacity building among NARES partner and strengthen links with ARI with complementary skills6. Build capacity of farmers and pastoralists 11
  12. 12. Priority Resource Mobilisation 20121. Make funds available supporting cross-VC feed resource work focusing on VC and regions underfunded for example small ruminant VC in Mali and Ethiopia and pig VC in Vietnam [Quite some agreement across (ILRI, CIAT, ICARDA, WorldFish]2. Funding for environmental assessments of VC 12
  13. 13. Priority Outcomes 2013Researchers and Development agentsapply value chain approaches for feedingsystem upgrading, including fosteringbusiness development services aroundfeed supply, facilitating transfer of feedfrom surplus to deficit areas, enhancingknowledge around feed upgrading forproducers 13
  14. 14. Priority Outcomes 2013Sufficient high quality feeds and foragesfor cattle and monogastric animalsavailable in seasonally waterlogged anddry regions to maintain milk production 14
  15. 15. Priority Outcomes 2013Input services for forage and fatteningoptions are established for sheepproducers in mixed systems in EthiopiaDry-land cereal breeding includesscreening for feed traits 15
  16. 16. Priority Research Outputs 20131. Key food-feed crops/forages that can outperform currently used cultivars year round by 3-5% in yield and/or quality2. At least 1 improved feeding strategy for each VC based on available feed resources3. Natural resource basis assessed relative to projected feed demand 16
  17. 17. Priority Research Outputs 20134. Policy advice is developed and disseminated5. Publication on indicators of feed value for dry-land cereals6. Guidance to farmers on making better use of feeds developed7. Options for diverting fishmeal species into products for direct human consumption and the trade-offs identified8. Options for enhancing the nutritional profile of fish through enhanced feeds to meet food and nutrition security needs identified9. The economics and ecological footprints of by-product versus pellets systems understood in specific fish value chains 17
  18. 18. Priority Organisational, CapacityDevelopment and CommunicationActivities 20131. Team addressing feed resources and NRM implications established across ILRI, CG and other partners2. Commercialization of Brachiaria hybrids through private sector and enhanced dissemination of forage legumes though facilitating seed supply and capacity building 18
  19. 19. Priority Resource Mobilisation 20131. Funding for linking NRM and feed resource aspects2. Funds to support feed technological work not directly linked to ILRI main CRP’s3. Funds for legumes research for forage based feed for monogastrics4. Mobilize funds for key VC’s and countries and beyond 19
  20. 20. Priority Research Outputs 20141. At least one feed VC that better links actual and potential feed producers, fodder traders, feed processors, and dairy, small ruminants, pig and fish producers2. At least 1/3 of newly adopted cultivars of improved food-feed type 20