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CRP2 / CRP37 / ILRI / PTVC / Value Chains

Reviewing the livestock and fish value chain toolkit – Join the online discussion in December 2014

As part of its efforts to transform value chains, staff and partners in the livestock and fish research program have developed a number of value chain assessment and benchmarking tools. From 1 to 4 December, the program is holding a brief e-discussion to solicit and synthesize experiences and lessons with the development and use of the tools. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Cattle / CIAT / CRP37 / Dairying / Feeds / Forages / Project / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

New project to examine potential farm to landscape impact and adoption of forage technologies in Tanzania

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has just approved a small grant to the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) for a project entitled the ‘potential farm to landscape impact and adoption of forage technologies in smallholder dairy production systems in Tanzania.’ Continue reading

Africa / Cattle / CRP37 / Dairying / Environment / Event / ILRI / Impact Assessment / LSE / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Targeting

Researchers and partners critique framework to assess environmental impacts of livestock

For the past year, researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute, other research institutes and national partners have been working on a framework to carry out a ‘Comprehensive Livestock Environment Assessment for Improved Nutrition, a Secured Environment and Sustainable Development along Livestock Value Chains.’ On 30 and 31 October, the project team met in Kenya to review progress and the state of the framework. Continue reading

Africa / Cattle / CGIAR / CRP2 / CRP37 / Dairying / Event / ILRI / Livestock / PTVC / Value Chains

Value chain seminar shares lessons, tools, approaches to African dairy development

In September 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) organized a dairy value chain seminar with support from the CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets and on Livestock and Fish. Continue reading

Capacity Development / CRP37 / Gender / Value Chains

Piecing together the (gender) research for (capacity) development puzzle

Conducting Research for Development is at the heart of the Research Program on Livestock and Fish’s value chain approach. Diana Brandes argues that, in a world of complex sustainable development challenges, the solution(s) to ensure program outputs respond to localized demands to facilitate value chain transformation is a puzzle, where any number of rural communities, organizations, institutions may hold different pieces. Continue reading