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Climate-smart Brachiaria grass helps Kenyan farmers withstand global warming effects

Brachiaria grass improves livestock productivity (photo: ILRI/Raymond Jumah).

A recent study by the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute Hub (BecA-ILRI Hub) and the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) shows that farmers in semi-arid region of Kenya could stall the adverse effects of climate change on their farms by planting drought-tolerant… 71 more words

East Africa

Tree lucerne (Cytisus proliferus) is a key supplementary feed for ruminant animals particularly in dry seasons

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Cytisus proliferus

Tree lucerne a promising animal feed option for Ethiopia farmers

by SIMRET YASABU

In some Africa RISING sites, tree lucerne is a key supplementary feed for ruminant animals particularly in dry seasons when other feeds are in short supply. 115 more words

Desertification

Help! We are Running out of Wattle Trees

During the next serious drought in Natal, I predict that we will run out of Wattle trees. You must think I’m crazy! What on earth are we going to do with the wattle trees we may run out of them? 900 more words

Farming

Fodder Harrogate for Lunch

My previous review of Fodder was for the breakfast menu. You can read it here.

Today I went with my hubs and youngest son to try out thier lunch menu. 280 more words

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