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Mapping the Tanzanian dairy industry: Farming systems, infrastructure and natural resources

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. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / CIAT / CRP37 / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / Livestock

Accelerating forage breeding to boost livestock productivity

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. Continue reading

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