Animal Feeding / Cattle / Central America / CIAT / Communications / Dairying / Gender / Latin America / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Research / Value Chains / Women

Reaching out to Nicaraguan livestock farming communities: ‘Because the farm belongs to all of us’

Seeking to address issues regarding the way men and women livestock farmers understand and manifest masculinity in their lives by identifying behaviours and dynamics linked to traditional gender roles in rural communities, the Livestock and Fish program recorded two radio vignettes with a group of five community members, in collaboration with Radio Camoapa, a local radio station located in the center-north region of Nicaragua. Continue reading

Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / Central America / CGIAR / CIAT / Communications / Crop-Livestock / Environment / Gender / HUMIDTROPICSCRP / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Knowledge & Information / Nicaragua / Value Chains / Women

The value of knowledge in rural development – ‘I also have a right to decide.’

Increasing the productivity of small-scale production systems to make animal-source foods more readily available to poor consumers is a complex issue which requires a multi-faceted approach. With this concept in mind, scientists are working alongside territorial alliances to generate knowledge and initiatives to improve resource management through research. An example of this initiative, called the Learning Alliance. Continue reading

Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Communications / Dairying / ILRI / ILRIComms / Knowledge & Information / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Tanzania Dairy Development Forum partners trained in communications approaches and tools

In May, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) hosted a training workshop in Nairobi for communication staff working for the Tanzania Dairy Development Forum (DDF). Katarina Mungure of the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) reflects on the event. Continue reading

Communications / ILRI / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL

Facilitating the Livestock and Fish monitoring and evaluation meeting – lessons

The CGIAR research program on Livestock and Fish held a Monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) planning meeting last week in Limuru, close to Nairobi, Kenya. The MEL team of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) had invited colleagues involved in the Livestock and Fish program from ILRI and from other CGIAR partner centres. The main … Continue reading