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.
This paper synthesises ILRI’s experience with the Crop and Goat Project (CGP) in Tanzania from a gender perspective.
A study on the sustainability of dairy development in Tanzania looked at factors that would facilitate or impede adoption of the dairy hub model by input providers and milk traders and recommended interventions that can ensure increased small-scale actors’ participation in the dairy value chain.
To develop future scenarios for Bangladesh’ fish food system, a two-day workshop (31 January – 1 February 2015) organized by the Department of Fisheries Bangladesh and WorldFish brought together experts across diverse fields including fisheries, aquaculture, nutrition, gender and trade. The workshop explored how the supply, demand and trade of fish may change over the next 10 to 20 years based on observed trends and drivers of change, such as sea level rise and population growth.
The Livestock and Fish program external evaluation, managed by the Independent Evaluation Arrangement (IEA), kicked off with an inception meeting in Kenya from 1-7 February. The evaluation team is composed of experts with a broad range of experience. The team is led by Brian Perry, a veterinarian and epidemiologist and includes: an expert on livestock policy (Anni Mc Leod), animal genetics and organizational development (Ed Rege), social, institutional and policy aspects of livestock development (John Morton), fish genetics and aquaculture (Rex Dunham), animal nutrition (Peter Udén) and governance and management (Felix von Sury).
A Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program Theory of Change (ToC) training workshop was held on 9-12 February 2015 in Nairobi. The workshop aimed to ensure a common understanding of theories of change and how they can be used for planning, critical reflection and accountability. It also aimed to develop change pathways for projects in the smallholder dairy value chain in Tanzania and the small ruminants value chain in Ethiopia.
Catherine Pfeifer explains the three-step process used by the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to select project sites.
Feed production is an important part of the aquaculture value chain as the quality directly impacts the productivity and profitability of a fish farm. To improve feed quality in Bangladesh, a new project funded by Katalyst and implemented by WorldFish commenced on 1 October 2014. The project aims to upgrade the feed production practices of …