The Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens)
Livestock

Research on Black Soldier Fly larvae in Kenya shows their huge potential for reducing the ecological and economic footprint of livestock feed in Africa.

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With the support of diligent sheep farmers, the selective breeding policy of the government in Himalayan Kashmir in northern India is swiftly moving the region towards self-sufficiency in mutton production. This also…

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More than a hundred Chinese provinces reported African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks during the last months. The spread of ASF over East Asia is likely to have a noticeable impact on global meat and feed markets.

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Brachiaria fodder grass minimises methane in cattle farming.
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The discovery of genes responsible for asexual reproduction in a tropical grass may reduce negative impacts of cattle farming. The grass captures carbon, reduces gas emissions from soils, restores degraded land, and…

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Livestock

While the demand for livestock-derived foods is rising fast across Africa and Asia, driven largely by population growth in Africa and rising incomes in Asia, it remains low by western standards. This publication by ILRI…

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The use of antimicrobials for growth promotion in animals has declined over the last years, according to data from OIE. Nevertheless antimicrobials, classified by WHO as ‘Highest Priority Critically Important…

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At EuroTier 2018, an international trade fair run by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), Kazakhstan and China presented their ambitious plans for enhancing animal production. The targets they have set themselves are…

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Building partnerships for higher sufficiency and efficiency in the dairy and meat sector in Africa was the aim of conference organised by the German-African Business Association in Hanover, Germany.

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Outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) threatens to spread from China to other Asian countries, FAO warns. The ASF virus is a very hardy virus and there is no vaccine available to combat it.

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Today’s agricultural feed cultivation for cattle, pigs and chicken comes with tremendous impacts for the environment. Cultivating feed in industrial facilities instead of on croplands might help to alleviate the critical…

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