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Participatory research for development to upgrade smallholder pig value chains in Uganda

This is a poster about a program that is improving the livelihoods of smallholder pig value chain actors in Uganda by showcasing how existing livestock value chains can be upgraded for the benefit of all actors in the system, especially the many poor. Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Article / ASF / BecA / BioSciences / Capacity Development / CRP37 / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock-Fish / Pigs / Research / Uganda / Value Chains

Ugandan pig disease researcher, Joyce Akol, receives bioinformatics training through the BecA-ILRI HUB

Joyce Akol, a molecular biology MSc student with Makerere University and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), has been selected to participate in a two-week training organized by the Biosciences east and central Africa-ILRI (BecA-ILRI) Hub. Continue reading

CGIAR / CRP37 / CRP4 / East Africa / Impact Assessment / Pigs / Research / Uganda / Value Chains

External evaluators assess Livestock and Fish smallholder pig value chain projects in Uganda

An external evaluation team recently assessed the Smallholder Pig Value Chain Project activities in Uganda. The evaluation sought to review the effectiveness of the program in developing, supporting and implementing the value chain approach at its research for development (R4D) sites and to assess the relevance and efficiency of the program’s value chain approach with a focus on quality of science. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / CIAT / CRP37 / Feeds / Forages / Latin America / Nicaragua / Value Chains

Nicaragua’s dual-purpose cattle value chain: Strategy and implementation planning workshop

On August 5 and 6, 2014, the Livestock and Fish team conducted a Livestock and Fish Strategy and Implementation Planning Workshop for the Dual-Purpose Cattle Value Chain (DPVC) in Managua, Nicaragua. The purpose of this workshop was to generate an exchange with local partners to track ongoing efforts in the value chain development work in … Continue reading

Capacity Development / CapDev / CGIAR / CRP37 / ILRI / Value Chains

Capacity development: facilitating the leap from individual learning to sustainable livelihood outcomes

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is leading a major initiative to consolidate research and development efforts for a pro-poor transformation of smallholder value chains. This multi-centre research program will make its scientific research relevant by fostering the leap from individual learning to sustainable livelihood outcomes and impacts through an integrated capacity development approach. Continue reading

CGIAR / CRP2 / CRP37 / Value Chains

Knowledge clearinghouse gives research methods and best practices on value chain performance

Value chain development and assessment is at the heart of the livestock and fish research program. In the past three years, a useful collaboration has been created with the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) to develop, test and refine various tools a and approaches to our value chain work. The CGIAR … Continue reading