The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) office in IITA-Ibadan has established a demonstration unit that is converting waste to wealth by processing cassava peels into high-quality feeds for ruminants, poultry and pigs. On 22 May IITA Director General Nteranya Sanginga visited the facility in Ibadan to see the various activities involved in processing cassava peel into high quality feeds.
The DG took a keen interest in the process. He was happy with the progress of the project and said he would like greater collaboration with ILRI in promoting the by-products of IITA’s mandate crops including soybean residues as livestock feed.
He suggested that testing the feeds with the fish and pigs reared by the IITA Youth Agripreneurs would provide a good opportunity for ILRI and IITA to continue to work together and develop joint proposals for funding opportunities. He assured the staff that the necessary support would be extended in this joint effort. He said he was happy to know that the ILRI farm was being resuscitated to provide facilities for animal trials. Finally, he thanked the staff and promised that he would ensure that a visit to ILRI would be a regular component of the itinerary for important visitors coming to IITA.