This innovation is a package of technologies that helps smallholder dairy farmers prevent and control sub-clinical mastitis in order to improve milk productivity and quality, which reduces milk production, producer incomes, and food safety.
Food Safety and Standards, Gender, Livestock & Agriculture
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This innovation is a Feeding Support Tool (FST) mobile phone app that allows smallholder farmers to improve the diets of their dairy animals through ration balancing software using locally available feed resources.
The CHARM-EZ-M system, is a lateral flow method for testing mycotoxins in livestock feeds. This accurate system allows for improved and more cost effective surveillance of aflatoxin contaminants in a wide range of livestock feeds.
From plant breeder selection among more than 1000 lines and participatory testing of 14 progenies in 2014-15 in Mali, one line named Sambola has been released to farmers and registered in the West African regional seed catalogue in 2016.
The innovation is a package of best practices for the prevention and control of udder inflammation (mastitis) by that together with centralized milk quality control can help improve dairy milk productivity and quality.
This innovation interprets the potential harmful impacts of varying levels of mycotoxin contamination in livestock feeds and therefore helps mitigate the problem of mycotoxins in the animal-source food value chains.
Feed the Future is the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative. By equipping people with the knowledge and tools they need to feed themselves, Feed the Future is addressing the root causes of poverty and hunger, helping people end their reliance on aid, and creating important opportunities for a new generation of young people—all while building a more stable world.