In Central America, dairy products are an important dietary component for consumers from all social strata. The potential to increase the consumption of dairy products is high; improved value chain linkages are key drivers to increase smallholder productivity.
Meet some of the Ugandan farmers involved in the Livestock and Fish program to catalyze emerging smallholder pig value chains to increase rural incomes and assets.
In Uganda, the Livestock and Fish program aims to catalyze emerging smallholder pig value chains to increase rural incomes and assets.
In a series of workshops, industry stakeholders in Tanzania recently gathered to map the location of dairy farming systems, prominent farms, dairy industry infrastructure and natural resources. Stakeholders then worked through scenarios of how the industry could develop over a 10 year time horizon – mapping the associated changes.
Looking back – and across the whole program portfolio – we identified three main activity areas where the program worked in 2014. We also launched an important cross-cutting ‘gender initiative’ to help our researchers make their interventions gender-equitable.
Last week, the work of the smallholder pig value chain development project in Uganda was broadcast in the ‘Modern Farming’ series of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation.
The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), with partners in the UK, Colombia and Kenya bring together their leading expertise in forage breeding for animal nutrition, cutting-edge genomics and phenomics technologies to accelerate the improvement of Brachiaria, a vital livestock feed crop in central Africa and Latin America.
The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is undergoing an independent external evaluation to assess the phase one implementation of the program. As part of the review, the evaluation team visited the Livestock and Fish value chains development research sites in the North Central Coast and the Central Highlands of Vietnam on 28 June–3 July 2015.