Sub-Saharan Africa Feed Composition Database (SSA Feeds) and its associated Ethiopia-specific components is a web-based software application and database that provides information on the nutritive value of livestock feeds in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The purpose of putting this data into the public domain is to enable extension, development and research agents to design scientifically-based and best-cost rations for meat, dairy and draught animals of small-scale African farmers. As their livestock assets are healthier and better nourished, these farmers become more food-secure and are able to increase their income from animal products.

The version of the database provided on this CD is current as of September 2011. Please visit the web version at http://vslp.org/ssafeed/ for any recent updates.

Sub-Saharan Africa Feed Composition Database (SSA Feeds) provides information on the nutritive value of 20,913 samples of 566 livestock feeds from 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The samples were analysed at the Animal Nutrition Laboratory of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Feed Composition Database (ILRI lab data) is an extract of the main SSA Feeds database with information specific to Ethiopia. The Ethiopian section of the SSA Feeds database was substantially enhanced and made public in early 2009 with the addition  of 6,513 new sample entries.

Ethiopian Feed Composition Database (EIAR data) is a new database made public in early 2009. The samples were analysed at the Holetta Research Station of the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research.

Ethiopian Feed Composition Database (Literature data) is a new database made public in early 2009. The database is derived from literature values of feed composition and is specific to Ethiopia.

Nutritive values of the most commonly used feeds in Ethiopia

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