Improving nutrition and productivity of buffaloes to adapt to the impacts of climate change in Nepal.
Michigan State University
NARC, AFU, DLS (Nepal)
Nanda P. Joshi
Michigan State University, in collaboration with NARC, AFU and the DLS in Nepal, will conduct collaborative research on forage crop cultivation, feeding, and reproduction management in three districts: Chitwan, Tanhu and Gorkha of the Gandaki River Basin in Nepal. These research sites will serve as platforms for applied research, farmer training, outreach and technology transfer. The project will collaborate with an ongoing buffalo genetic improvement project funded by USAID. The forage crops that perform well will be selected for scaling up and integration into local farming systems. The research outcomes will help local farmers better adapt to the impacts of climate change by
increasing buffalo milk and meat productivity through improved feeding and reproduction strategies.