Animal Products / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Dairy platform tackles sector problems in Tanzania’s Tanga region

The Tanga Dairy Platform, created in 2008, is an informal forum of different stakeholders involved in the dairy industry of Tanzania’s Northeastern Tanga region. The platform’s objective is to exchange knowledge and develop joint actions to common problems. Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / ASSP / Capacity Development / East Africa / Extension / Food Safety / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Research / Uganda / Value Chains

Practical guides to recognise African Swine fever

The smallholder pg value chain project in Uganda recently produced two posters – for farmers and for butchers – giving information on how to recognize African Swine fever (ASF). Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Article / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ICARDA / ILRI / Indigenous breeds / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Review of sheep crossbreeding in Ethiopia

The objective of this paper is to examine whether or not sheep crossbreeding is a feasible option to improve indigenous sheep breeds in developing countries using Ethiopian case as example. Continue reading

Aquaculture / Egypt / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Middle East / North Africa / Research / Value Chains / WorldFish

WorldFish aquaculture project increased profitability of farms in Eypt

The IEIDEAS project in Egypt resulted in greatly increased profitability for fish farms (equivalent to around USD 16,000 in extra profit generated per farm, USD 27 million total value added by the project). Increased profitability was mainly achieved by cost savings through more efficient feed management rather than increased production. Continue reading

CGIAR / Fish / Gender / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Women

Livestock and fish gender writeshop – first reflections

Last month, a Livestock and Fish gender integration writeshop pulled together the learning and experiences from 14 gender integrated technical, systems and value chain research projects from across the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish. Here are three points of reflection from the KIT team. Continue reading

Aquaculture / Egypt / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Value Chains / WorldFish

WorldFish and partners project on sustainable transformation of Egypt’s aquaculture market system

The Sustainable Transformation of Egypt’s Aquaculture Market System (STREAMS) project aims to increase production of inexpensive, nutritious and safe fish from sustainable aquaculture systems to help improve the health and nutrition of Egypt’s resource-poor while creating employment and increasing incomes along the aquaculture value chain. Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Article / ASSP / CCPP / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

A meta-analysis of Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in Ethiopia

This systematic literature review was initiated due to lack of comprehensive information on the status and distribution of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / DRYLANDSCRP / Ethiopia / Genetics / Goats / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants

Ultrasound pregnancy diagnosis as low-tech tool to enhance small ruminant production

Productivity and profitability of meat and milk production from small ruminants are geared by reproductive performance. Females that fail to reproduce are only negatively impacting the environment. A major setback here is infertility but other reproductive-related problems are also important. A whole generation of easy-use, high resolution, portable ultrasound machines is now available to provide different levels of information which will translate into concrete management strategies. Continue reading