In Uganda, the ‘MorePORK’ project has engaged Enterprise Uganda, a specialist in capacity building for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to conduct a series of entrepreneurship and business management trainings that will benefit 150 pig farmers in Kabonera and Kyanamukaaka subcounties of Masaka District.
Improving value chains performance is high on the agenda of Livestock and Fish country value chain programs. Public-private partnerships can identify stakeholders with a significant interest in value chain programing, allowing for mutual trust building and understanding to accommodate different roles, responsibilities, interests, joint design and co-delivery of research for development work.
This week I am attending a workshop organized by our CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to refine frameworks and tools for a new Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system based on the program’s Theory of Change and Impact Pathways, aiming to ensure common understanding of theories, to discuss how they can be used for planning, critical reflection and accountability; and to develop change pathways for the pilot value chains in which it will be tested.
The global dominant development issue this year Sustainable Development is front and centre. Though sustainability means different things to different people, one thing becomes clearer: Convergence on the importance of Capacity Development and Partnerships with over ten references made in the UN Sustainable Development Goals document. 2014, my first full year working for ILRI and …
Reflecting on the report by the UN Secretary General’s Data Revolution Group, Diana Brandes explores ways the data revolution mean for organizational and human capability development?
The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is leading a major initiative to consolidate research and development efforts for a pro-poor transformation of smallholder value chains. This multi-centre research program will make its scientific research relevant by fostering the leap from individual learning to sustainable livelihood outcomes and impacts through an integrated capacity development approach.
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.
Two ILRI-DAAD PhD scholarships are available within the ILRI project on ‘Adapting dairy market hubs for pro-poor Smallholder value chains in Tanzania.’
The Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development (SPVCD) project in Uganda recently held a writeshop to prepare eight training modules on pig health, feeding, breeding and economics (business management, enterprise development and finance). The modules will be used to deliver appropriate training interventions to service provider organizations, farmers and other actors of the value chain in Uganda.