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dc.contributorRudiger, Udoen_US
dc.creatorWerner, Juttaen_US
dc.identifier.citationJutta Werner, Udo Rudiger. (25/1/2017). Improving Feed for Increasing Smallholders Income. URL:
dc.description.abstractThe livestock sector presents an important agricultural activity in Tunisia, generating a significant additional income particularly for smallholder farmers and livestock owners with little or no land. Livestock husbandry that is focused on selling red meat is one of the main cash-creating economic activities in rural areas in Tunisia. However, the diagnosis of the red meat value chain reflects the unstable economic environment, especially after the revolution of 2011. The consequent increase in production costs and fluctuations in selling prices directly affect the livelihoods of livestock owners and impede their adaptation to the new context. A main problem within the red meat value chain is insufficient and inappropriate animal feeding leading to low or moderate performances, high rates of abortion and death losses among livestock, especially lambs. This considerably decreases farmer’s margins and their incomes. Despite feeding costs constituting more than 60 percent of the total cost of meat or milk production, forage production is highly related to rainfall and remains very limited and feed is mainly purchased from favorable regions or imported. The situation is further exacerbated by recurrent droughts and associated climate variability.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)en_US
dc.subjectimproved feeden_US
dc.titleImproving Feed for Increasing Smallholders Incomeen_US
cg.creator.idWerner, Jutta: 0000-0001-9960-2105en_US
cg.creator.idRudiger, Udo: 0000-0003-0202-7461en_US
cg.subject.agrovocrural communitiesen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.funderDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZen_US
cg.contributor.projectProvision of proven feed resource technologies to improve the red meat value chain in Tunisiaen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
mel.funder.grant#Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ :81193857en_US

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