Asia / Cattle / Dairying / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia / Value Chains

Taking stock and looking ahead: Livestock and Fish further develops dairy value chain work in India

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish recently reviewed its current projects and activities in India and set plans for 2016 and beyond. At a review and planning meeting held 24-26 September 2015 at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi City in Uttar Pradesh, progress of the Livestock…

CGIAR / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIM / 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

Animal Breeding / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Feeds / Goats / ICARDA / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Integrating improved feeding practices to enhance reproductive and fattening performance in community-based sheep breeding programs in Ethiopia

ICARDA recently invited livestock breeders, livestock nutritionists and socio-economists from partner research centers in Ethiopia to a consultative workshop to discuss the possibilities of modifying existing feeding strategies in sheep flocks in the context of the ongoing Community-Based Sheep Breeding Program in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Africa / Dairying / East Africa / Film and Video / ILRI / Innovation Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Living from milk: Dairy innovation platform experiences from Tanzania

In recent years the Program in Tanzania – focused on dairy development – is linking up with different local and national stakeholders. One of the most promising partnerships has been with the Tanga Dairy Platform. To learn from the platform’s experiences, we recently produced three photo films telling stories from platform stakeholders. Continue reading

Aquaculture / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CGIAR / Egypt / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / North Africa / Value Chains / WorldFish

Egyptian fish farmers target for aquaculture training videos

A series of high quality aquaculture training videos, designed to teach Egyptian fish farmers the industry’s best management practices, has recently been released. Produced by WorldFish, an international non-profit research organization, the 10 short videos are being used to train local fish farmers in the most effective ways to boost the production and quality of … Continue reading

Aquaculture / Event / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / PIM / Uganda / Value Chains

Identifying aquaculture development interventions in Uganda through a value chain approach

In September 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) organized an Agrifood Chain Toolkit Conference in Kampala. This event was co-sponsored by the CGIAR research programs on LIvestock and Fish and Policies, Institutions and Markets. The objective of the meeting was to gather together value chain researchers with practitioners developing livestock and fish value chains … Continue reading

East Africa / Event / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / PIM / Uganda / Value Chains

Agrifood chain toolkit conference – researchers and practitioners unpack value chain analysis

The CGIAR research programs on ‘Livestock and Fish’, and ‘Policies, Institutions and Markets’ recently joined forces to bring together nearly 60 participants interested in value chain analysis. Meeting in Kampala, the event explored the challenges behind value chain analysis and sought to enrich the AgriFood chain toolkit. Over the three days, the participants discussed a … Continue reading