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Crop residues and agro-industrial by-products in West Africa

This publication presents the availability, access and utilization of crop residues and agro-industrial by-products in West Africa. It contributes to the efforts to strengthen mechanisms to establish and maintain feed assessments in West Africa.

It is a first regional assessment attempt, based on literature review and fieldwork in a selected sample of seven countries from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and utilizing databases available at the regional level in 2011–2012.

National feed assessments in a country build and improve resilience in its livestock production, support the formulation and implementation of livestock policies and programmes for sustainable livestock production, contribute to the use of appropriate feeding strategies, and respond to the impact of floods and drought.

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