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June 17, 2020Knowledge Portal
The battle for biomass: A systematic review of food-feed-fuel competition

This article reviews 75 studies on the competition for biomass and production resources such as land, water, labour and capital across food, feed and fuel production. This review finds that food, feed and fuel do not just compete for limited land but also compete for other resources such as water, labour and capital. »

June 11, 2020Knowledge Portal
Improved feeding and forages at a crossroads: Farming systems approaches for sustainable livestock development in East Africa

This article argues that farming systems approaches are essential to understand the multiple roles and impacts of forages in smallholder livelihoods. The article shows that improved forages in East Africa are at a crossroads: if adopted by farmers at scale, they can be a cornerstone of pathways toward intensified sustainable livestock systems in East Africa »

April 6, 2020Knowledge Portal
Future global pig production systems according to the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways

This study analyzed the development of the pig production sector at the scale of world regions, using the IMAGE-Pig model. The results show that due to the growing pork production total feed demand has increased by a factor of two. The sustainability of pig production systems for the coming decades will be based not only on the expected efficiency improvements at the level of animal breeds »

June 15, 2018Knowledge Portal
Comparing environmental impacts from insects for feed and food as an alternative to animal production

This article systematically compares and contrasts the known environmental impacts of traditional vertebrate animal production with insect production intended for both food and animal feed.The article is part of the book “Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems” »

June 13, 2018Knowledge Portal
Food waste for livestock feeding: Feasibility, safety, and sustainability implications

This article describes an analysis to demonstrate the feasibility, safety and sustainability implication of recovering food waste for animal feeding (ReFeed). ReFeed is a vialbe option that has the potential to simultainiously address waste management, food security and resource and environmental challenges. »

News update on the ProFish project in Benin
February 6, 2018Research project
News update on the ProFish project in Benin

Rob Nout and Anita Linnemann of Wageningen Food Quality and Design are visiting Benin in the context of the ARF project ProFish. They were given a demonstration about the progress in the fish feed formulation. »