How a mix of livestock and crops on small farms will feed the world
This article in the Kenya’s Standard Digital newspaper, highlights the important role that mixed livestock and crop farms will play in feeding the world in coming years. The article cites research by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that showed that ‘farmers and policymakers need to turn their attention to mixed farming systems’. The article highlights that farmers who mix growing crops with rearing livestock not only boost food security efforts, but also earn much needed income in the process. For more information on crop-and-livestock agricultural systems, see this slide presentation by ILRI director general Jimmy Smith and this map by ILRI.