Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / 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

A4NH / Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Improving the health of small ruminants in Ethiopia

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief reviews interventions and tools to improve small ruminant health in Ethiopia. Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / CGIAR / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Research / Uganda / Value Chains

Pig diseases in Uganda: Impacts on pig production, human health and nutrition

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief reviews interventions and tools to address pig diseases in Uganda. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / Dairying / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / India / Indigenous breeds / Kenya / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Research / South Asia / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Dairy production systems and the adoption of genetic and breeding technologies in Tanzania, Kenya, India and Nicaragua

This paper characterizes dairy production systems in India, Tanzania, Kenya and Nicaragua, and describes the genetic and breeding technologies that hold promise for the advancement of global development goals. Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Systematic review of vectors and vector-borne diseases in small ruminants in Ethiopia

This systematic literature review provides a comprehensive summary on major vectors and vector-borne diseases in small ruminants in Ethiopia. Continue reading

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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

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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