Animal Breeding / Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / Dairying / East Africa / Genetics / ILRI / India / Indigenous breeds / Kenya / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nicaragua / Research / South Asia / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

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

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AAS / Aquaculture / Asia / Bangladesh / Fish / Gender / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / South Asia / Value Chains / Women / WorldFish

Gender in the farmed fish value chain of Bangladesh: A review of the evidence and development approaches

This brief focuses on gender relations in fish farming and value chains in Bangladesh, i.e. the roles women and men play in diverse aquaculture production systems and other value chain nodes, their relative access to and control over resources, intra-household decision-making, and social and gender norms and attitudes. Continue reading

AAS / Aquaculture / Bangladesh / Egypt / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Middle East / North Africa / Research / South Asia / Value Chains / WorldFish

Value chain transformation: Taking stock of WorldFish research on value chains and markets

This paper documents learning across WorldFish’s value chain research efforts in Asia and Africa. It has three main objectives: (1) to take stock of WorldFish’s past and ongoing research on value chains; (2) to draw out commonalities and differences between these projects; and (3) to provide a synthesis of some learning that can guide future work. Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Aquaculture / Asia / Bangladesh / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / South Asia / WorldFish

Effects of White Spot Disease and biosecurity on shrimp farming in Bangladesh

Shrimp culture is of central importance in Bangladesh, shrimp being the cash component of many smallholder, polyculture fish farming systems. Shrimp also contributes substantial income through exports. However, production remains low compared with other countries for a number of reasons, including low availability of good quality post larvae (PL) seed stock, lack of credit facilities, and disease problems. Continue reading

Asia / Bangladesh / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia / Value Chains / WorldFish

Shrimp, prawn and the political economy of social wellbeing in rural Bangladesh:

Wellbeing is gaining prominence in international development discourse as an alternative means of conceptualising and assessing progress against human development goals. This paper operationalizes the concept of social wellbeing (comprised of interlinked material, subjective and relational dimensions) as a framework for understanding the effects of agrarian change, as experienced by inhabitants of two villages in … Continue reading