‘Sustainable intensification of crop-livestock systems through improved forages’ is this year’s CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish and US university linkages winning proposal. ‘The core of the cooperation with Washington State University is to calibrate CropSyst for selected forages, support ongoing work on adding inter-cropping to the functionalities of CropSyst and apply it in case studies in Southern Africa.
The Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program is making a call for proposals to encourage collaboration with other CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). The call targets CRP researchers with innovative ideas for strategic activities that would create synergies contributing to the outputs and outcomes of the Livestock and Fish Program and other CRPs.
Following the recent signing of a MOU between the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, staff from SNV’s global Dairy and Extensive Livestock Commodity Teams met in Nairobi on 27 May 2014 with scientists from ILRI and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) to map interests and expertise as a basis for further collaboration.
In 2013, the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program added Bangladesh as its second aquaculture value chain after Egypt. Fish is the most important food after rice in Bangladesh, in addition Bangladesh is the world’s fifth largest aquaculture producer.
A Livestock and Fish program team comprising Stuart Worsley, Jens Peter Tang Dalsgaard and Froukje Kruijssens recently visiting the country to review ways to integrate work across the livestock and fish and aquatic agricultural systems (AAS) research programs.
On 31 March 2014, SNV Netherlands Development Organization and the International Livestock Research Institute signed an agreement linking SNV with the ILRI-led CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish.
The Livestock and Fish program recently convened a partnership roundtable with Wageningen UR to explore concrete strategic areas of cooperation.
As last year, USAID has provided $US 107,800 to promote linkages between the livestock and fish research program and United States universities. Researchers in the four partner centres (ILRI, ICARDA, WorldFish and CIAT) are invited to submit proposals for collaborative research with U.S universities.
As a result of the collaboration between the Livestock and Fish program, CATIE, and Heifer International with Solidaridad Network’s Farmer Support Program, the project “competitive beef and dairy through sustainable intensification and specialized market access” will be implemented in the Nicaraguan departments of Matagalpa, RAAS, and Boaco. The project’s objective is to improve the competitiveness …
On 26 September 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU) signed a memorandum of understanding. The main objective is to establish a long-term relationship to exploit complementary research, institutional development and capacity development skills. This framework of collaboration with ILRI includes a specific objective to establish joint …
On 22 August 2013, the 2nd Dairy Development Forum (DDF) will be held at the Blue Pearl Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The meeting aims to begin to co-create solutions for three systemic bottlenecks to dairy development in Tanzania which were identified in the first DDF meeting held on 22nd February, 2013: Gaps for dairy …