CGIAR / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Scaling / Value Chains

Balancing research and development: Livestock and fish research and value chain insights from Tropentag workshop

On 19 September 2016, the CGIAR Livestock and Fish Research Program hosted a side workshop at the 2016 Tropentag conference. It brought together partners from across the Program to examine the approach it uses to accelerate agricultural research for development. This post reports on some of the discussions that took place. The session began with an introduction to the Program by Tom Randolph. Then, participants formed groups and interrogated scientists from across the Program. The session ended with a plenary synthesis on what these experiences mean for future research of this type. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / CGIAR / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Partnership / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

Partnerships pay off for Uganda value chain project

The value chain work of the CGIAR Livestock and Fish Research Program relies on partnerships – with governments, national research, civil society and the private sector – to achieve its aims. In its Uganda smallholder value chain, the Program could not have achieved most of its objectives without the support that partnerships offer. This has been in the form of technical and financial support, human resources, infrastructure and knowledge sharing. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / ASSP / CGIAR / CIP / Feeds / HUMIDTROPICS-CRP / IITA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nigeria / RTB / West Africa

Transforming cassava peel waste to quality feeds fast-tracked by private sector in Nigeria

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Ibadan, Nigeria, recently developed a technology to process fresh cassava peels into high quality cassava peel products with better shelf life and nutrient profiles acceptable to the feed industry. The activity is an outcome of a multi-centre CGIAR collaboration including ILRI, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) … 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

Africa / Animal Feeding / Animal Products / Capacity Development / Cattle / CGIAR / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

MoreMilkiT producer groups review shows steady progress towards sustainability in Tanzania

The MoreMilkiT project recently reviewed the sustainability of 30 dairy producer groups working with the project in Morogoro and Tanga to gauge their level of sustainability and existing gaps. Continue reading

Books and Chapters / CGIAR / CIAT / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Research / Value Chains / Women / WorldFish

Gender integration in livestock and fish research

Between 2012 and 2016, the Livestock and Fish program’s Gender Initiative supported an integrated approach to gender in its technical research.

Today in Cali, Colombia, the CGIAR Gender and Agriculture Research Network Annual Meeting launches a book about these experiences, showing that attention to gender equality and an understanding of gender dynamics leads to better science, more effective interventions and more inclusive development. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / CIAT / Dairying / Gender / ILRI / Latin America / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Value Chains / Women

Integrating gender analysis to understand dual-purpose cattle breeding practices in Nicaragua

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, shares findings from an evaluation of the impacts of intra-household gender influences on breed choice, productivity and the adoption of breeding technologies in central Nicaragua. Continue reading