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Development of a Platform for Artificial Insemination Packages and Reproductive Technologies in Goats
Synchronization of estrous assisted with other reproductive tools such as artificial insemination could offer a solution to the reproductive management in flocks. Some of the benefits include; kidding at desired time of the year meeting religious and social occasions, utilization of limited feed resources during peak available seasons as ...
Seed Info No 58
Seed Info aims to stimulate information exchange and regular communication between seed staff in the Central and West Asia and North Africa (CWANA) region and beyond. Its purpose is to help strengthen national seed programs and thus improve the supply of high-quality seed to farmers.
Guidelines for Facilitating Women’s adoption of Improved Cereal Varieties in Sex-segregated Cultures
Women in the Global South play significant roles in farming but face inequalities in access to resources, land and extension support (3,4,5). Their roles in farming cereals, often perceived as male crops, are especially undermined (2). The results are missed opportunities to achieve increased food security in households, communities and n...
SKIM - Knowledge Management & Communication Plan
The key to institutional competence transferral is providing practical examples of effective best practices applications, to be analysed and adopted by others. For this reason, in the present document is provided extensive information on up to date best practices, defining the Knowledge Management and Communication (KM & Comm) strategy of...
SKIM - National Writeshops Report
The project aims to elaborate the knowledge management (KM) innovation plan as a tool to support the project partners/stakeholders in adopting an approach capable of identifying existing gaps in different knowledge management processes (discovery & detection/(identification), acquisition & creation, storage and sharing/transfer of knowled...
SKIM - Moldova Writeshop News
Obiectivul general al atelierului, la care au participat reprezentanții Ministerului Agriculturii, Dezvoltării Regionale și Mediului, Federației Naționale a Fermierilor, a Instituțiilor Științifice din domeniul agricol, a Universității Agrare de Stat și Unitatea Consolidată pentru Implementarea Programelor IFAD a fost cel de g...
Analysis of the economic viability of the production of high quality cassava peels using different processing options
Data are available from two years of factory record keeping on cost elements for production including cost of wet peels, transportation, loading, off-loading, grating, dewatering, sun drying or toasting, packaging etc. These costs were then used to develop cash flow spread sheets that show profitability of various enterprise types and si...
Creating new enterprises – engaging processors in production of high-quality cassava peel (HQCP) mashes
A document – Creating new enterprises – engaging processors in production of high-quality cassava peel (HQCP) mashes - was developed and shared during training and among entrepreneurs indicating models suitable for both centralized and decentralized models for enterprises involving many individuals in a collective manner.
Nutritional profile of cassava peels
The nutrient values of three major HQCP products namely; fine, coarse and whole mashes were obtained from laboratory analysis of samples of the products sent to Masterlab—a Nutreco company in the Netherlands and these confirmed average energy contents slightly above two thirds the energy equivalent in maize.