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Eastern African Agricultural Productivity Programme: (EAAPP) Dairy research component

Feeds and feed management sub-component key achievements (2011 to 2016 )

Smallholder (SHD) dairy cattle production systems plays a crucial role in food security, human health and overall household livelihoods, particularly among the climate change-prone resource poor population. Women are the major contributors to and beneficiaries of SHD production systems, which, unfortunately, are gradually being devastated by climate change and extreme weather conditions. Among the most affected are livestock feed; Napier stunt disease; low nutritional quality of crop residues and unavailability of forage seed.