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Magdalena Ilongeni Kamati

Magdalena Ilongeni Kamati is a Namibian animal scientist who graduated from University of Namibia with Honour’s  Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Animal Science) in 2017. She got a scholarship in 2017 to study Masters of Science In Agriculture (Animal Science) from  Bush-to- Feed Project, a two years initiative that was funded by Finnish Embassy in Namibia to explore the potentials of utilizing bush encroacher species as livestock feeds to control bush encroachment and increasing feed availability especially during drought at University of Namibia’s experimental farm. Her thesis research looked at qualification and characterization of agro-industrial by-products and their potential in supplementing bush feeds in Namibia. While working on her thesis, she worked in the Bush-to-Feed Project as a research assistant for six months. Currently,  she got a RUFORUM project scholarship to pursue a PhD in animal Science where she will be evaluating the effects of bush feed pellets on milk yield, composition and reproductive performance of lactating cows. Her experience in bush feed  innovation and affiliation for livestock feeding is her strongest motivation in this regard and she believes that livestock  production can sustainable even during drought years if there is a good rangeland management strategies such as bush feed innovation

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