This filmed interview of Hassan Bashir, group chief executive of Takaful Africa Group, was prepared for the ILRI-World Bank Group side event at the Borlaug Dialogue, Des Moines, Iowa, 12 October 2016.
Feed shortage and poor quality of available feeds are major constraints for livestock production in the highlands of Ethiopia. A trial was conducted to assess if producing irrigated oat-vetch fodder during the dry period could adequately supplement the diet of fattening sheep and generate additional income for smallholders.
In the Sahel, around 65 percent of the active population works in the agriculture sector and their livelihoods are therefore affected by climate change, markets and environmental factors. More than half of these are women. Recurring crises pose real concerns for the achievement of sustainable food and nutrition security in the region.