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This was an exploratory workshop series on improving crop residue digestibility for livestock feed applications. With over 5 billion tons of crop residue produced worldwide annually, this workshop explored the challenges posed by low digestibility and the potential solutions that can lead to more sustainable livestock production. This workshop brought together researchers, institutions, companies, and funders to collectively address this issue, fostering collaboration and innovative strategies that bridge the gap between food security, farmer livelihoods, land use, and agricultural methane reduction.


  • Dr. Swati Hegde, Manager, Agricultural Methane, World Resources Institute


  • Prof. Prakash Kumar Rathod, Associate Professor, Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University, India
  • Prof. Ermias Kebreab, Associate Dean of Global Engagement, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Director, World Food Center, UC Davis, USA
  • Dr. Chris Jones, Program Leader, Feed and Forage Development, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya
  • Shiva Abhiram Reddy, Managing Partner, Fertile Bio Inc, Nellore, India
  • Dr. Javier Martín-Tereso, Agricultural Engineer, Animal Scientist, Trouw Nutrition Research & Development, U.K
  • Dr. Padmakumar V, Country representative, International Livestock Research Institute, Nepal
  • Dr. Gabriel Ribeiro, Assistant Professor, Saskatchewan Beef Industry Chair, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Prof. Metha Wanapat, Professor and Dir of the Tropical Feed Resources R&D Center , Khon Kaen University, Thailand