Synergies between the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program and the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) in Bangladesh were today highlighted at the frist CGIAR ‘knowledge day’ held in Nairobi.
The collaboration was part of a presentation by Patrick Dugan of WorldFish on CGIAR progress towards reducing rural poverty. This is one of four overall ‘system level outcomes‘ that CGIAR research programs work towards.
The event was jointly hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the World Agroforestry Centre at ILRI Nairobi and involved about 120 participants from the CGIAR Fund Council, Consortium Office, CGIAR science leaders and members of the ILRI Board of Trustees.
The livestock and fish program has 6 Intermediate Development Outcomes as described below and in its Results Strategy Framework and Intermediate Development Outcomes for the Livestock and Fish Research Program:
- Increased livestock productivity in small-scale production systems for the target commodities will contribute to improving food security and reducing household poverty at the system level.
- Increased quantity of the target commodity supplied from the target small-scale production and marketing systems will contribute primarily to improving food security.
- Increased employment and equitable income for low-income actors in the target value chains will directly contribute to reducing poverty and improving food security at the household level.
- The target commodities becoming responsible for filling a larger share of the nutrient gap for the poor, particularly for nutritionally vulnerable populations (women of reproductive age and young children), will contribute to achieving system changes in household nutrition and health.
- Lower environment impacts and higher benefits per unit of commodity produced in the target value chains will lead to sustainable management of natural resources.
- Policies (including investments) and development actors recognizing and supporting the development of the pro-poor small-scale production and marketing systems, and seeking to increase the participation of women within these value chains will contribute to all four outcomes at the system level.