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.
Watch three animated videos explaining key messages from the milkIT (enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation) project.
Livestock provides an important complement to cereal farming-based livelihoods in South Asia and can increase incomes for millions of crop-livestock farmers.
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The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish recently reviewed its current projects and activities in India and set plans for 2016 and beyond. At a review and planning meeting held 24-26 September 2015 at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi City in Uttar Pradesh, progress of the Livestock…
This new paper maps the existing innovation capacity of the smallholder dairy sector through an analysis of patterns of interaction among the various actors and identifies the major institutions and policies that currently constrain development of improved capacity for innovation.
Catherine Pfeifer explains the three-step process used by the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to select project sites.
On 27 and 28 August, ILRI staff working in the India smallholder dairy value chain development project met to develop a strategy and implementation plan for the coming years. Vamsidhar Reddy, ILRI value chain leader gave an update of progress so far in the value chain development program
The Livestock and Fish program’s India smallholder dairy value chain situation analysis report was published in early 2014. It assesses the conditions within which the dairy value chains in India operate, and sets out a broader national context for the rapid and in-depth dairy value chain assessments and analysis at site or small geographical scales through subsequent research activities. It provides an overview of past trends, current status and the likely future directions in dairy value chains in India – as well as the states of Assam and Bihar, and identifies the underlying challenges and opportunities faced by different actors in the value chains.
The ILRI-led project on ‘enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches’ – commonly known as MilkIT – has been implemented since 2012 with support from the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). Two briefs from the Livestock and Fish research program provide mid-term progress reports from the project.
The CGIAR Livestock and Fish research program, led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), aims to increase the productivity of small-scale livestock and fish systems in sustainable ways, making meat, milk and fish more available and affordable to poor consumers across the developing world. The program works in several countries on developing livestock and …