CELEP paper and poster on pastoral dairying in Eastern Africa presented at Tropentag 2018

On 17-19 september 2018, Tropentag 2018 took place in Ghent, Belgium. It concerned a Conference on International Research on Food Security, National Resource Managment and Rural Development: Pastoral dairy development for food security and food safety in Eastern Africa: challenges and potentials Please click the link to a 4-page paper and a very interesting poster  based […]

Very successful Lecture: Is there a future for small-scale animal production in the tropics

  The first lecture of our lecture series took place in a crowded Impulse Building on WUR campus. More than over 100 participant came, including students from Van Hall Larenstein! Gijs den Hertog, senior expert animal husbandry and (co)writer of diverse Agrodoks, gave a realistic presentation, based on his long experience in the sector. There is a future […]

Lecture: Is there a future for small-scale animal production in the tropics

Is there a future for small-scale animal production in the tropics? Lecture by: Gijs den Hertog (MSc. Tropical Agricultural Development, University of Reading, UK, 1975)   Programme, date and location: Date: Thursday, 23 November 2017 Place: Impulse building (Speakers Corner), Stippeneng 2, building number 115, Wageningen, University Campus (participation is free) 20:00: Walk-in with coffee […]

Symposium Antibiotic resistance and current livestock practices

This statement was in the title of the symposium Together strong for a reduction in antibiotics and a more natural approach to livestock farming, organised by Natuurlijke Veehouderij (Natural Livestock Farming) in Zwolle in November 2016. The conference hall was packed with farmers, farmers’ representatives, researchers and students from Wageningen University as well as staff […]

New Agrodok on Beef Production available

A new Agrodok is available now: Beef production The main aim of this Agrodok is to provide information on how to increase beef production in extensive and low-input systems, utilising existing conditions, but in a different way. This is a different form of intensification of production and requires a different look at the system, and […]

Nepalese translation of Agrodok on Organic Farming

Entering the organic market Agromisa has many handbooks designed to support the farming practices of small-scale farmers. It also has handbooks that deal with more commercial and marketing aspects. One of these attracted the attention of a tea growers’ federation in Nepal: Entering the organic market. This Agrodok 48 describes how the organic market operates […]