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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

Asia / Cattle / Dairying / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia / Value Chains

Taking stock and looking ahead: Livestock and Fish further develops dairy value chain work in India

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
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…

Animal Feeding / Asia / Cattle / Dairying / ILRI / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Policy / South Asia / Value Chains

Policy incoherence in smallholder dairying in Bihar, India

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. Continue reading

Asia / Cattle / Dairying / ILRI / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia / Value Chains

Update on India smallholder dairy value chain development program

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 Continue reading

Asia / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / ILRI / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Report / South Asia / Value Chains

India smallholder dairy value chain: Trends, status and likely future directions

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. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / ASSP / Cattle / CIAT / Feeds / ILRI / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Tanzania / Value Chains

Enhancing dairy based livelihoods in India and Tanzania: Updates from the MilkIT project

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. Continue reading

CGIAR / Dairying / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Value Chains

India dairy value chain situation analysis: Call for short-term consultant services

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 … Continue reading