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Local government authorities in Tanzania commit to support continued growth of producer groups created by the MoreMilkiT Project

On 14-18 November 2016, the MoreMilkiT project officially handed over producer group development plans, group profiles and results from a recently concluded producer organizations sustainability assessment, to the local government authorities in the project areas Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / ASSP / CGIAR / CIP / CRP12 / CRP34 / CRP37 / Feeds / IITA / ILRI / Nigeria / West Africa

Transforming cassava peel waste to quality feeds fast-tracked by private sector in Nigeria

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Ibadan, Nigeria, recently developed a technology to process fresh cassava peels into high quality cassava peel products with better shelf life and nutrient profiles acceptable to the feed industry. The activity is an outcome of a multi-centre CGIAR collaboration including ILRI, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) … Continue reading

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Towards coenurosis control: Practical training on dogs faecal examination techniques in Ethiopia

A practical laboratory training was conducted from 8-9 September 2016 at Addis Ababa University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia for national research partners working in faecal examination for coenurosis control. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / BecA / CIAT / CRP2 / CRP37 / East Africa / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / Research

Improved forages can boost milk production in East Africa

New varieties of high-quality, drought-resistant forage grasses could boost milk production by 40 percent and generate millions of dollars in economic benefits for struggling East African dairy farmers, according to a new analysis by experts at CIAT. Continue reading

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Advancing the gender agenda in small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia

A recent gender capacity assessment study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) revealed that low or lack of gender capacities among research and development practitioners is one of the bottlenecks in the development of gendered livestock value chains in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Community gender profiles help target small ruminant value chain interventions in Ethiopia
Africa / ASSP / CRP37 / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / Research / Targeting / Value Chains / Women

Community gender profiles help target small ruminant value chain interventions in Ethiopia

This brief on community gender profiles across livestock production systems in Ethiopia found that differences in gender roles in livestock production are not only observed across regions, but also across farming systems. Men undertake a few tasks, while women engage in multiple activities, illustrating the complexity of their roles. Women are primarily responsible for dairy-related and small ruminant management activities across sites, particularly in the drier areas. Perceptions of gender in terms access to and control over resources were also found to vary from location to location, even among individuals of the same sex. Continue reading

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MoreMilkiT producer groups review shows steady progress towards sustainability in Tanzania

The MoreMilkiT project recently reviewed the sustainability of 30 dairy producer groups working with the project in Morogoro and Tanga to gauge their level of sustainability and existing gaps. Continue reading