Innovations for Development Awards 1990
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CTA. 1991. Innovations for Development Awards 1990. Spore 31. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Dr Reg Preston, a consultant to the Convenio Inter-institucional pare la Produccion Agropecuaria en el Valle del Rio Cauca (CIPAV), Colombia has been granted the IDEA award in the target area of farming The award is given by the Innovations for...
Dr Reg Preston, a consultant to the Convenio Inter-institucional pare la Produccion Agropecuaria en el Valle del Rio Cauca (CIPAV), Colombia has been granted the IDEA award in the target area of farming The award is given by the Innovations for Development Association (IDEA), which is based in Stockholm, Sweden. Awards have been given to prominent innovators in five target areas: Water, Energy, Forestry, Farming and Fishing. Prizewinners have been selected on the basis of the sustainability, self-reliance and socioeconomic acceptance of their innovations. The prize was given to Dr Preston for his innovative use of waste from major crops and his utilization of by-pass nutrients which have the property of escaping fermentation in the rumen. Dr Preston's award is based on two specific feeding systems he has developed. One system has been developed for intensive livestock production from sugar-cane and forage trees and IS targeted at resource-poor farmers in the Tropics. The second is a ruminant feeding system which provides a proper balance of essential nutrients in the products of digestion using the by-pass system. CTA is honoured to have been associated with Dr Preston's work. He is the author of three CTA publications: Milk production in the Tropics, Pigs and pou1try in the Tropics and Feeding cattle with locally available resources (with Dr Leng). He was also the main speaker at a conference on the last topic, the Proceedings of which have been published by CTA. Dr Preston has also acted as consultans to CTA at three seminars on livestock nutrition in Mauritius, Jamaica and Antigua (see CTA Activities on page8). Dr T R Preston CIPAV Calle 8a, No 3-124 Piso 9 Apartado Aero 7482 Cali, COLOMBIA