Animal Breeding / CGIAR / Ethiopia / Genetics / ICARDA / ILRI / Indigenous breeds / Kenya / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Value Chains

Community-based livestock breeding programs focus of Tropentag 2016 workshop

On 19 September 2016, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, the International Livestock Research Institute and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas host a workshop on community-based breeding at the Tropentag 2016 conference. Continue reading

CGIAR / CIAT / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Value Chains / WorldFish

Tropentag workshop: Empowering livestock and fish smallholders through multi-stakeholder platforms and value chains

On 19 September 2016, ’empowering livestock and fish smallholders through multi-stakeholder platforms and value chains’ is the focus of a Livestock and Fish research program workshop at the Tropentag 2016 conference. Continue reading

Africa / Aquaculture / Asia / Bangladesh / Egypt / Fish / Gender / Indonesia / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Value Chains / Women / WorldFish

Engendering security in fisheries and aquaculture: WorldFish systematic review and Indonesia experiences

On 3-7 August 2016, the Asian Fisheries Society in collaboration with 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (11th AFAF) organized the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF6) in Bangkok, Thailand. The livestock and fish program sponsored two presentations to this year’s symposium. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / CIAT / Feeds / Forages / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research

Selecting forages for the tropics with the the SoFT tool

Established in 2005, the selection of Forages for the Tropics (SoFT) tool enables users to identify forage species suitable for specific climates, soils, and farming systems such as cut and carry, agroforestry, erosion control, beef, and dairy. Users can also view images of the plants and their use, search a database of scientific references with abstracts, and consult a glossary of botanical and management terms. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Cattle / CCAFS / CGIAR / CIAT / Climate Change / Feeds / Forages / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / South America / Systems Analysis / Targeting

What’s the beef? Giving livestock a break in Colombia

Cows are regularly portrayed as evil: four-legged, four-stomached, greenhouse gas machines chomping through forests and destroying the planet. It’s no wonder the idea of a climate-smart livestock system sounds like an oxymoron. Nevertheless, you can get a glimpse of these systems in Colombia’s mountainous, Cauca Department. Patía is also a microcosm of Colombia’s livestock conundrum. … Continue reading

Africa / CGIAR / CIAT / Climate Change / Environment / Impact Assessment / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / SLS / Systems Analysis / Targeting / Value Chains

Prioritizing climate-smart livestock interventions in Africa

In this paper, the authors provide a generic framework for evaluating and prioritizing potential interventions comprising the mapping of recommendation domains, assessing adoption potential and estimating impacts. Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Aquaculture / Asia / Bangladesh / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / South Asia / WorldFish

Effects of White Spot Disease and biosecurity on shrimp farming in Bangladesh

Shrimp culture is of central importance in Bangladesh, shrimp being the cash component of many smallholder, polyculture fish farming systems. Shrimp also contributes substantial income through exports. However, production remains low compared with other countries for a number of reasons, including low availability of good quality post larvae (PL) seed stock, lack of credit facilities, and disease problems. Continue reading

Asia / Bangladesh / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia / Value Chains / WorldFish

Shrimp, prawn and the political economy of social wellbeing in rural Bangladesh:

Wellbeing is gaining prominence in international development discourse as an alternative means of conceptualising and assessing progress against human development goals. This paper operationalizes the concept of social wellbeing (comprised of interlinked material, subjective and relational dimensions) as a framework for understanding the effects of agrarian change, as experienced by inhabitants of two villages in … Continue reading