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CRP37 / ILRI / Impact Assessment / Livestock / Livestock-Fish / Pigs / Research / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Livestock and Fish program evaluation reviews successes in Vietnam and seeks new research opportunities

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. Continue reading

Africa / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / CRP37 / East Africa / ILRI / LGI / Pigs / Uganda / Value Chains

Bringing piggery to the fore: ILRI partners with private sector to train 150 smallholder pig producers in Uganda

In Uganda, the ‘MorePORK’ project has engaged Enterprise Uganda, a specialist in capacity building for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to conduct a series of entrepreneurship and business management trainings that will benefit 150 pig farmers in Kabonera and Kyanamukaaka subcounties of Masaka District. Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / CRP37 / Ethiopia / Gender / ILRI / Value Chains

Participatory epidemiology and gender training in Ethiopia to overcome animal diseases

Originally posted on Africa RISING:
Group photo From 15-19 June 2015, the Livestock and Fish research program and Africa RISING held a training course in Addis Ababa on participatory epidemiology and gender. Background Infectious diseases have a huge impact on productivity in smallholder livestock systems and repeatedly come up as major constraints in household surveys.…

Animal Feeding / Asia / Cattle / CRP37 / Dairying / ILRI / India / Policy / South Asia / Value Chains

Policy incoherence in smallholder dairying in Bihar, India

This new paper maps the existing innovation capacity of the smallholder dairy sector through an analysis of patterns of interaction among the various actors and identifies the major institutions and policies that currently constrain development of improved capacity for innovation. Continue reading