Africa / Animal Breeding / Animal Feeding / Capacity Development / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Scaling / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Integrated sheep improvement technologies showcased in Doyogena, Ethiopia

Feeds and nutrition, community-based sheep breeding and reproduction technologies were the focus of the November 2016 field day in Doyogena, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Hosted by the Areka Agricultural Research Center, the event brought farmers and others together from the Doyogena, Ancha Sedicho and Hewora kebeles where sheep farming is the mainstay of livestock production. Continue reading

Africa / Aquaculture / Central America / Dairying / Egypt / Environment / Fish / ILRI / Impact Assessment / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / North Africa / Research / SLS / Southern Africa / Systems Analysis / Tanzania / Targeting / Value Chains / WorldFish

Assessing the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on ex-ante environment impact assessment work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief introduces the justification for this work and the different streams of work to develop and test tools to assess the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production in developing countries. Continue reading

Africa / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Goats / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains / Women

Gender-based constraints and opportunities to women’s participation in small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia

Using the Community Capitals Framework, this article explores the factors enhancing or constraining women’s access to, and control over, the resources required to participate in, and benefit from, small ruminant value chain activities. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / CGIAR / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Partnership / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

Partnerships pay off for Uganda value chain project

The value chain work of the CGIAR Livestock and Fish Research Program relies on partnerships – with governments, national research, civil society and the private sector – to achieve its aims. In its Uganda smallholder value chain, the Program could not have achieved most of its objectives without the support that partnerships offer. This has been in the form of technical and financial support, human resources, infrastructure and knowledge sharing. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Cattle / CIAT / Dairying / East Africa / Feeds / Forages / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Grass? How an unlikely weapon can help farmers beat drought in Africa

To resist the droughts that decimate rural livelihoods, researchers and farmers in Tanzania are testing different forage grass and legume species to discover which management and grass combinations can boost the quantity and quality of forages in local conditions. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Mali / Value Chains / West Africa

New community animal health platforms to guide participatory improvement of livestock in four regions of Mali

Four community animal health platforms (CAHPs) have been formed to harness collective action in addressing animal health and livestock value constraints in four regions of Mali. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Mali / Small Ruminants / Value Chains / West Africa

Mali workshop trains veterinarians to manage endemic livestock diseases

Twenty-seven veterinary officers and animal health workers in Sikasso, Mopti and Timbuktu in Mali have acquired new skills in managing endemic livestock diseases after taking part in a training workshop led by ILRI and other partners. Continue reading