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CGIAR / CRP37 / CRP4 / FSZ / ILRI / Nutrition

Pursuing nutrition and productivity objectives: Trade-offs and challenges for livestock and fish

In September a workshop on nutrition organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) considered ways to shape the CGIAR nutrition agenda going into the 2nd cycle of CGIAR research programs. Discussions focused on how CGIAR research could contribute to increasing access to an affordable, nutritious and safe diets. Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / CRP37 / East Africa / ILRI / Pigs / Uganda / Value Chains

Ugandan pig value chain stakeholders embrace fight against African swine fever

African swine fever is one of the major constraints to the productivity of pig enterprises in Uganda. Research efforts to understand how the disease spreads has mostly focused on producers, but other actors in the pig value chain, especially traders, transporters and butchers also play a role in spreading the disease. Continue reading

ICARDA / East Africa / Ethiopia / Sheep / CRP37 / Small Ruminants / Animal Breeding / Genetics / Indigenous breeds

Community-based sheep improvement – research helps breed strong rural communities in Ethiopia

A community in Mena, Ethiopia, is running a community-based breeding project with their sheep. After 5 years, researchers are seeing positive results in terms of people’s livelihods and income, collective efforts, community empowerment, and the quality of the local sheep. Continue reading

Africa / Aquaculture / CRP37 / Egypt / Fish / Gender / Middle East / North Africa / Value Chains / Women / WorldFish

Egyptian fish retailers use role-playing to boost their confidence and get their rights

Women fish retailers in Egypt are often forced to pay unofficial fees for their roadside market stalls. An interactive theatre project has helped boost the confidence and ability of these women to lobby their local government for retail licenses to protect their safety and rights as workers.

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