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White gold: Milk business improving lives of Tanzania traders

In November 2015, MoreMilkiT led a business opportunity seminar in Morogoro for 25 milk traders including six women to help them strengthen their dairy businesses which are linked to producers in and outside the project. Here some of their stories. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / CGIAR / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Genetics / ICARDA / Indigenous breeds / Livestock / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Expert group plans small ruminant genetics and breeding to the next level in Ethiopia

On 17-18 December 2015, a group of about 25 people gathered in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia, to devise the next steps for small ruminants breeding. This group comprised most of the country’s experts in sheep and goat breeding, from across the country. Continue reading

Africa / Cattle / CRP37 / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Innovation Systems / LGI / Livestock / Livestock-Fish / Markets / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Empowering Tanzania milk traders to transform their businesses

The Tanzania-based MoreMilkiT project has started working with milk traders in Morogoro and Tanga to set up dairy market hubs that will be used to pilot approaches to increase milk production and marketing. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Cattle / Central America / CRP37 / Genetics / Nicaragua

Discussing cattle breeding priorities with Nicaraguan dual purpose cattle farmers

As part of the “More milk and meat through better breeds” project, seeking to increase the productivity of dual-purpose cattle in Nicaragua through the use of appropriate breed types and the application of best husbandry practices, the Livestock and Fish team held focus group discussions in the action sites of Matiguas and Camoapa (Nicaragua). The … Continue reading

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‘Base of the Pyramid’ initiatives in the feed industry: targeting smallholder animal farmers in Vietnam

Would ‘Base of the Pyramid’ (BoP) marketing work in agricultural input markets? Here are some insights from the pig value chain in Vietnam, uncovered during a field trip of the REVALTER project. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / Animal Feeding / CRP37 / East Africa / Ethiopia / Feeds / Genetics / ICARDA / Livestock / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Smallholder farmers in Ethiopia review successes and challenges in sheep fattening

Selected participant farmers drawn from community-based breeding programs in Doyogena, Horro, Menz and Bonga sites are gearing up to undertake phase 2 of their sheep fattening project that runs from 15 January to 15 April 2016. Continue reading