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

Ethiopian small ruminant keepers trained in ‘smart’ collective marketing

Over 400 farmers from the Menz area of North Shewa Zone in Amhara, Ethiopia attended a training on collective marketing to create a common understanding among farmers of what marketing groups are, why farmers need them, how they are formed and managed, and how such groups can be employed in small ruminant marketing. Continue reading

Climate-smart sustainable intensification: a business strategy for small cattle farmers in Central America
Animal Feeding / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / Cattle / Central America / CIAT / Climate Change / Crop-Livestock / Extension / Feeds / Gender / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Nicaragua / Value Chains

Climate-smart sustainable intensification: a business strategy for small cattle farmers in Central America

Silvopastoral systems provide a broad range of environmental and productive benefits. The presence of trees in farm plots stabilizes hillsides, minimizes erosion, improves the soil’s water retention and nutrient balance, and provides feed and shade for cattle. These practices generate higher milk and meat yields while contributing to the resilience of production systems in the face of climate variability, which is manifesting in increasingly extreme ways in Central America. Continue reading

Africa / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / PIL / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Empowering Tanzania milk traders to transform their businesses

The Tanzania-based MoreMilkiT project has started working with milk traders in Morogoro and Tanga to set up dairy market hubs that will be used to pilot approaches to increase milk production and marketing. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / Feeds / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Pigs / PIL / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

‘Base of the Pyramid’ initiatives in the feed industry: targeting smallholder animal farmers in Vietnam

Would ‘Base of the Pyramid’ (BoP) marketing work in agricultural input markets? Here are some insights from the pig value chain in Vietnam, uncovered during a field trip of the REVALTER project. Continue reading

Africa / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / PIL / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Agro-pastoralist cattle keepers in Tanzania to benefit as dairy processor agrees to buy their milk

Agro-pastoralist cattle keepers in five villages in Kilosa and Mvomero districts in Tanzania’s Morogoro region are set to become more commercial and reap huge benefits from milk sales following an agreement with a leading dairy processor to buy their milk. Continue reading

Animal Products / Cattle / Dairying / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / PIL / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Dairy business hubs in Tanzania – farmer preferences and needs

Working closely with development partners in Tanzania, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has developed an approach to collective action, referred to as a dairy business hub (DBH). Continue reading