Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Sheep / SLU / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Training on field postmortem examination and sample collection to control small ruminant respiratory and reproductive diseases in Ethiopia

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute, in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Ethiopia’s National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center, trained 16 veterinarians, laboratory technicians and assistant veterinarians as part of efforts towards improved small ruminant respiratory and reproductive disease control in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Customizing capacity development interventions for integrating gender in small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and The International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have been organizing a tailor made gender capacity development intervention for the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish research and development partners in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Mali / Value Chains / West Africa

New community animal health platforms to guide participatory improvement of livestock in four regions of Mali

Four community animal health platforms (CAHPs) have been formed to harness collective action in addressing animal health and livestock value constraints in four regions of Mali. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Mali / Small Ruminants / Value Chains / West Africa

Mali workshop trains veterinarians to manage endemic livestock diseases

Twenty-seven veterinary officers and animal health workers in Sikasso, Mopti and Timbuktu in Mali have acquired new skills in managing endemic livestock diseases after taking part in a training workshop led by ILRI and other partners. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains / Women

Advancing the gender agenda in small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia

A recent gender capacity assessment study by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) revealed that low or lack of gender capacities among research and development practitioners is one of the bottlenecks in the development of gendered livestock value chains in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Climate-smart sustainable intensification: a business strategy for small cattle farmers in Central America
Animal Feeding / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / Cattle / Central America / CIAT / Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / Extension / Feeds / Gender / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Nicaragua / Value Chains

Climate-smart sustainable intensification: a business strategy for small cattle farmers in Central America

Silvopastoral systems provide a broad range of environmental and productive benefits. The presence of trees in farm plots stabilizes hillsides, minimizes erosion, improves the soil’s water retention and nutrient balance, and provides feed and shade for cattle. These practices generate higher milk and meat yields while contributing to the resilience of production systems in the face of climate variability, which is manifesting in increasingly extreme ways in Central America. Continue reading