A4NH / Africa / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Uganda / Value Chains

Uganda farmer explains smallholder pig value chain priorities

In recent months, Livestock and Fish value chain assessment activities have been carried out in Masaka district as part of the Uganda Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) and Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) projects. On 22 April 2013, Pastor Lukwago, one of the farmers approached by the project team, was unfortunately unavailable to meet … Continue reading


Patricia Rainey new program support coordinator for Livestock and Fish

On 10 April 2013, Patricia Rainey joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to be ILRI’s program support coordinator for the CGIAR research programs on Livestock and Fish and Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). Rainey, a South African, has strong program management skills and a particular interest in research methods for development. As program … Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Targeting Livestock and Fish work on small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia – Emerging ‘best bets’

Last week, Ethiopian partners in the program joined the last of three workshops to take stock of the results of small ruminant value chain assessments in 8 sites. Together, 67 individuals from the sites and other partners joined the workshops. These came from research, academic, NGO, private companies, as well as international research organizations. This … Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / Aquaculture / Egypt / Fish / Food Safety / LIVESTOCK-FISH / North Africa / Project / Value Chains / WorldFish

Assessing food safety and food nutrition in food chains: A rapid integrated assessment project

Putting enough food on the table is a daily challenge faced by households around the world. Ensuring that the food contains enough protein and essential micronutrients is a further consideration, and animal products, such as fish and meat from livestock can go a long way to improving the diets of the world’s poor. In addition, … Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Ethiopia small ruminant value chain assessment: First results assessed

Stakeholder discussions and planning for the Livestock and Fish small ruminant value chain development project began in mid-2012. By November, sites were selected and teams were trained to carry out rapid value chain assessments in the project’s 7 research sites (including for the safe food fair food project). Field implementation of the rapid value chain … Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Targeting / Value Chains

Ethiopia value chain sites selected; rapid value chain assessment initiated

Earlier this year the Ethiopia team led by ICARDA set out plans for the program to transform sheep and goat value chains in the country. Since July, the team has engaged with national partners and stakeholders to identify research sites and partners. And today, the first of two planned training workshops on tools for the … Continue reading