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Dairy hubs in Tanzania: Ensuring smallholder farmers participate in the value chain

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. Continue reading

Aquaculture / Asia / Bangladesh / CGIAR / CRP13 / CRP37 / Fish / Research / South Asia / Value Chains / WorldFish

Workshop explores the future of fish in Bangladesh

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. Continue reading

CGIAR / CRP37 / Impact Assessment / LGI

Livestock and Fish Independent External Evaluation holds inception meeting in Kenya

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). Continue reading

CRP37 / Impact Assessment / Targeting / Value Chains

Developing a monitoring and evaluation process for the Livestock and Fish program

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. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Aquaculture / Asia / Bangladesh / CRP37 / Feeds / Fish / Project / Research / South Asia / Value Chains / WorldFish

Livestock and Fish project to upgrade fish feed production practices in Bangladesh

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 … Continue reading