Crop livestock

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discussion at the launch workshop

Report of group (day 1 - outcomes)

File:day 1 crop-livestock.docx

Report of group (day 2 - planning)

File:day 2 crop-livestock.pptx

Rough notes from Alan on Day 1 discussion:


Key intersections between livestock-legumes - Legume residues fed to livestock - Animal power - Animal manure

How could greater attention to livestock lead to more and better integration of legumes?

- improved livestock management increases animal power improves field preparation and hence yields - Better manure management leads to better yields

How could better legume management increase livestock productivity?

- More grain yield = more livestock feed - Proper harvesting to reduce leaf shatter could improve livestock production - More processing of legume residues e.g. crushing of faba bean straw could improve nutritive value - Selection of legume varieties that of indeterminate types that produce biomass for longer - Breed for varieties that retain leaves - More emphasis on climbing legumes as living stands e.g. intercropping with maize or intercropping with leguminous trees - Breeders need to think about fodder traits of legumes