The Integrated Analysis Tool (IAT) is a farm-level household model that runs on a monthly time-step. It was originally developed for beef cattle production systems in eastern Indonesia, but has been expanded for use in dairy and small ruminant systems in Africa and other parts of Asia. The IAT integrates information on crop, forage and […]
FeedBase is a GIS-based animal feed database system, developed by the National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology in India. FeedBase aims to be a vital decision support system that provides: information about the availability of different feed resources, requirements for various species of livestock, and the feed balance in India for the period 1995 – 2011. This information is […]
RUMINANT is an animal-level model that simulates the effects of nutrition (feed quality and availability) on the growth and production of cattle, sheep and goats. The RUMINANT model consists of a dynamic section that estimates the animal’s intake and nutrient supply from knowledge of fermentation kinetics, gut passage dynamics and excretion. Read more about RUMINANT here.
The Village Poultry Simulation Model (VIPOSIM) is a dynamic deterministic model developed to simulate the dynamics of village poultry flocks. The model was developed at Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, and validated with data from Tigray, Ethiopia. VIPOSIM takes into account the complex and dynamic aspects of a village poultry production system by incorporating five […]
Rural Household Multi-Indicator Survey (RHoMIS) is a household survey tool designed to rapidly characterise a series of standardised indicators across the spectrum of agricultural production and market integration, nutrition, food security, poverty and greenhouse gas emissions. These indicators can provide an understanding of the impacts of existing land use options, farm management practices and/or farm strategies […]