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

A4NH / Africa / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Uganda / Value Chains

Uganda farmer explains smallholder pig value chain priorities

In recent months, Livestock and Fish value chain assessment activities have been carried out in Masaka district as part of the Uganda Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) and Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) projects. On 22 April 2013, Pastor Lukwago, one of the farmers approached by the project team, was unfortunately unavailable to meet … Continue reading


Originally posted on Safe Food, Fair Food:
A recent analysis showed that the aquaculture value chain in Egypt is mainly based on the production of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and mullet (Mugil cephalus and Liza ramada). The value chain was found to be short with no post-harvest processing (Macfadyen et al. 2011). However, there is a…


Livestock and Fish program seeks to go to scale with partners

The Livestock and Fish program has ambitious goals – to transform selected whole value chains to benefit poor producers and consumers. It is integrating technological, institutional, market and value chain interventions to accelerate pro-poor livestock and aquaculture development and achieve impact at scale. Effective partnerships with development actors are critical to the success of this … Continue reading

Africa / CGIAR / CIAT / East Africa / Event / Food Safety / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Uganda / Value Chains

Uganda pigs value chain project maps outcomes, selects sites

From 11-13 October 2012, the Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) in Uganda project held a workshop that brought together 45 participants at Ridar Hotel in Seeta (Mukono). The objectives of the workshop were: to develop an Outcome Mapping strategy for the project and to initiate the site selection process. Present at the workshop were … Continue reading