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Feeds and forages technology development platform

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  1. 1. This document is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Licence May 2013 http://livestockfish.cgiar.orgFeeds and forages technology development platform“Using feeds to make animal source foods production economically and environmentally more efficient”PartnersMain research for development issues• Assess feed resources in value chains (VCs) relative toVC animal source foods production targets• Make better use of existing feed resources• Produce more and better feeds• Facilitate feed surplus to deficit area transfer anddevelopment of feed value chains• Develop business opportunities for smalldecentralized small scale feed processing enterprises• Monitor different feed resourcing strategies fornatural resource use implication• CIAT, ICARDA, ILRI, WorldFish• CIMMYT, ICRISAT, IRRI and publicand private cropimprovement institutions• Private feed processors andfodder traders• Dairy, beef, small ruminant andaqua – enterprises• Other relevant value chainactorsProducing more and betterfeeds• Food -feed crops• Forages• Agro/bio-fuel productsProcessing, fortification and optionsMaking better use ofexisting feeds• Diagnosis tools, prioritizing tools• Supplementation, targeted feedallocation• On farm feed processing options• Preservation options (hay,silages)• Decision making tool addressing feed,feed processing, transport, labour costsetc relative to income from animalsource foods• Decentralized feed processing/feedenterprise option• Surplus to deficit feed/foddertransactions, fodder marketsTechnologydevelopment:1 Health2 Genetics3 FeedsInputs &ServicesProduction Processing Marketing Consumers4 Value chain development5 Targeting: Foresight, prioritization, environmental impacts6 Cross-cutting: gender, impact, M&E, communications, capacitybuildingApproachesA value chain framework used as a systematic approach todefine a set of feed research areas along animal health,breeding and oher interventions

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