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On this instalment, Mwihaki Mundia argues that Brachiaria grass is well-suited for Sub-Saharan African livestock farming and unpacks which climates and soil types are best suited to grow the indigenous fodder.

Mwihaki Mundia is a Communications Specialist currently working at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi where she advocates for different technologies that improve smallholder farmers’ livelihoods in the Africa region.

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USEFUL REFERENCES:

TV FEATURE: Dairy farmers urged to grow brachiaria fodder grass by NTV News
JOURNAL: Plant shoots and roots biomass of brachiaria grasses and their effects on soil carbon in the semi-Arid tropics of Kenya by Elias Gichangi, Donald Njarui & Mwangi Gatheru for Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems
BLOG: Does Brachiaria stand a chance in smallholder dairy dominated by productive Napier grass in eastern Africa? by Rosemary Nzuri for CIAT
BROCHURE: Brachiaria grass: The forage for more milk and meat production in sub-Saharan Africa by SR Ghimire for CGIAR
MAGAZINE: News to Raise Yields by FarmBiz Africa

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