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October 14th, 2017

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Blog: Brachiaria,┬áthe homecoming of African pasture grasses,┬áBrachiaria grasses, which originated primarily from natural grasslands in Africa, do not look particularly remarkable. Yet these forage species for feeding farm animals are the most widely used in the tropics.┬áBecause Brachiaria is adapted to acidic, low-fertility soils and is much more …

Drought-resistant grass to spur milk production

November 23rd, 2016 / All Africa.com

Struggling East African dairy farmers could benefit from new varieties of high-quality, drought-resistant forage grass known as Brachiaria that boosts milk production by 40 per cent, a report says.
The forage grass could enable farmers to increase their incomes, according to experts at the Colombia-headquartered International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) …