The tragic loss of Paula Kantor during a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday 13 May has left many of her colleagues in the development world and friends with great sadness.
The report provides a brief and generalized introduction to the specific steps of an environmental risk analysis. This publication is based on materials covered and outputs generated during the Workshop on Risk Assessment Methodologies and Tools for Aquaculture in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In March, a CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish phase 2 planning workshop was conducted through a two part process. Initially conceived as a single event, it was rendered into an online format that operated across wide ranging time zones.
Developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), the ‘Standards for collecting sex-disaggregated data for gender analysis: A guide for CGIAR researchers’ spells out the steps for collecting relevant sex-disaggregated data for five broad research areas:
On 26-29 Jan 2015, a “Forages for Africa” meeting was held at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University UK. The meeting, organised by CIAT and IBERS aimed at bringing together partners around the Forages for Africa initiative. Participants included researchers from Colombia, the UK, and Central and East African countries, and key sponsors and donors.
This week, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is holding a virtual review and planning workshop. Initially conceived as a single conference, this has been rendered into an online format that will operate across time zones.
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) projects in Vietnam are contributing to influencing policy on the pig sector and broader livestock sector policies in Vietnam in a number of ways. Below are some examples of this.
In 2014, the International Livestock Research Institution (ILRI) undertook a survey with partners in targeted Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program value chains in four countries (Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Nicaragua) to ascertain their gaps in gender capacity related to integrating gender into agricultural programming. In all four countries, the primary obstacles to integrating gender included lack of financial resources, lack of staff training and lack of appropriate gender tools. The results from the survey motivated the Livestock and Fish Program to commission a more systematic gender capacity assessment.
A Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program Theory of Change (ToC) training workshop was held on 9-12 February 2015 in Nairobi. The workshop aimed to ensure a common understanding of theories of change and how they can be used for planning, critical reflection and accountability. It also aimed to develop change pathways for projects in the smallholder dairy value chain in Tanzania and the small ruminants value chain in Ethiopia.
Lan Luong Dinh has joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as the value chain manager based in Hanoi, Vietnam. As value chain manager, Lan will lead the development and implementation of the research for development activities associated with the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam, and develop and manage the national partnerships required for those activities.