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Agronomy Journal: special issue

Special Section: Developing Fodder Resources for Sub-Saharan Countries

These articles represent a special issue created in collaboration with Agronomy Journal. They cover a breath of issues related to livestock feed and fodder in sub-Saharan Africa. Most articles are related to our EQUIP-Feed project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

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Introduction

Boote, K. J., Adesogan, A. T., Balehegn, M., Duncan, A., Muir, J. P., Dubeux, J. C. B., & Rios, E. F. 2021. Fodder development in sub-Saharan Africa: An Introduction. Agronomy Journal, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20924

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Here are the other articles in the special issue, listed alphabetically and with a short heading.

Grass Mixtures

Abera, M., Tolera, A., Nurfeta, A., Geleti, D. 2022*. Herbage accumulation and nutritive value of mixtures of desho grass and Vicia spp. in southern Ethiopia. Agronomy Journal, 114, 165– 172. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20891

Livestock Feeds

Amole, T., Augustine, A., Balehegn, M., & Adesogoan, A. T. 2021. Livestock feed resources in the West African Sahel. Agronomy Journal, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20955

Irrigated Fodder

Adegoke, A. T., Emmaunel, P., Adetayo, A., Augustine, A., Alan, D., & Michael, B. 2022*. Productivity nutritive value and economic potential of irrigated fodder in two regions of Ghana. Agronomy Journal, 114, 148– 164. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20884

Forage Conservation

Balehegn, M., Ayantunde, A., Amole, T., Njarui, D., Nkosi, B. D., Müller, F. L., Meeske, R., Tjelele, T. J., Malebana, I. M., Madibela, O. R., Boitumelo, W. S., Lukuyu, B., Weseh, A., Minani, E., & Adesogan, A. T. 2021. Forage conservation in sub-Saharan Africa: Review of experiences, challenges, and opportunities. Agronomy Journal, 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20954

NIRS Analysis

Balehegn, M., Varijakshapanicker, P., Zampaligre, N., Blummel, M., Ayantunde, A., Jones, C., Prasad, K., Duncan, A. and Adesogan, A.T. 2021. The use of near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy for forage nutritive value analysis in sub-Saharan African countries: Challenges and opportunities. Agron. J. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20801

Fertilizer

Bedaso, N. H., Bezabih, M, Zewdu Kelkay, T, Adie, A, Khan, N A, Jones, C S, Mekonnen, K, Wolde-meskel, E. 2021. Effect of fertilizer inputs on productivity and herbage quality of native pasture in degraded tropical grasslands. Agronomy Journal, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20862

Weeds

Bezabih, M., Mekonnen, K., Adie, A., Tadesse, T., Nurfeta, A., Dubale, W., Habiso, T., Kelkay, T. Z., Getnet, M., Ergano, K., Duncan, A. J., & Thorne, P. 2022*. Redesigning traditional weed management practices in faba bean fields to optimize food-feed production in the smallholder system. Agronomy Journal, 114, 248– 258. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20779

Maize and Legume

Bitew, Y., Derebe, B., Worku, A., & Chakelie, G. 2022*. Maize–legume systems under conservation agriculture. Agronomy Journal, 114, 173– 186. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20925

Harvesting

Dejene, M., Dixon, R. M., Walsh, K. B., McNeill, D., Seyoum, S., & Duncan, A. J. 2022*. High-cut harvesting of maize stover and genotype choice can provide improved feed for ruminants and stubble for conservation agriculture. Agronomy Journal, 114, 187– 200. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20874

Fodder Nutrition

Feyisa, T., Tolera, A., Nurfeta, A., Balehegn, M., Yigrem, S., Bedaso, M., Boneya, M., & Adesogan, A. 2021. Assessment of fodder resources in Ethiopia: Biomass production and nutritional value. Agronomy Journal, 1– 18. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20895

Gender

Harris-Coble, L., Balehegn, M., Adesogan, A.T. and Colverson, K. 2021. Gender and livestock feed research in developing countries: A review. Agron. J. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20875

Sorghum Seeds

Mekasha, A., Min, D., Bascom, N., Vipham, J. 2022. Seeding rate effects on forage productivity and nutritive value of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L.). Agronomy Journal, 114, 201– 215. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20895

Africa RISING

Mekonnen, K., Bezabih, M., Thorne, P., Gebreyes, M. G., Hammond, J., & Adie, A. 2021. Feed and forage development in mixed crop–livestock systems of the Ethiopian highlands: Africa RISING project research experience. Agronomy Journal, 1– 17. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20853

Plant Spacing

Mekonen, T., Tolera, A., Nurfeta, A., Bradford, B., & Mekasha, A. 2022. Location and plant spacing affect biomass yield and nutritional value of pigeon pea forage. Agronomy Journal, 114, 228– 247. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20803

Gender

Njuguna-Mungai, E., Omondi, I., Galiè, A., Jumba, H., Derseh, M., Paul, B. K., Zenebe, M., Juma, A., & Duncan, A. 2022*. Gender dynamics around introduction of improved forages in Kenya and Ethiopia. Agronomy Journal, 114, 277– 295. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20956

Forage Economics

Ouédraogo, A., Zampaligré, N., Balehegn, M., & Adesogan, A. T. 2022. Assessment of peri-urban livestock producers’ willingness to pay for improved forages as cash crops. Agronomy Journal, 1– 11. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20953

Grass Hybrids

Worku, M., Lemma, H., Shawle, K., Adie, A., Duncan, A. J., Jones, C. S., Mekonnen, K., Notenbaert, An, & Bezabih, M. 2022*. Potential of Urochloa grass hybrids as fodder in the Ethiopian highlands. Agronomy Journal, 114, 126– 137. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20789

Cultivars

Zampaligre, N., Traoré, T. C., Sawadogo, E. T. B. P., Ayantunde, A., Prasad, K. V. S. V., Blummel, M., Balehegn, M., Rios, E., Dubeux, J. C., Boote, K., & Adesogan, A. T. 2021. Herbage accumulation and nutritive value of cultivar Mulato II, Congo grass, and Guinea grass cultivar C1 in a subhumid zone of West Africa. Agronomy Journal, 1– 10. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20861

Dual-Purpose Fodder

Zampaligre, N., Yoda, G., Delma, J., Sanfo, A., Balehegn, M., Rios, E., Dubeux, J.C., Boote, K. and Adesogan, A.T. 2021. Fodder biomass, nutritive value, and grain yield of dual-purpose Pearl Millet, Sorghum and Maize cultivars across different agro-ecologies in Burkina Faso. Agron. J. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi.org/10.1002/agj2.20860

* These articles were guided by but did receive funds directly from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems


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This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.