Cattle / CIAT / Dairying / ILRI / Impact Assessment / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Research / SLS / Systems Analysis / Tanzania / Targeting / Value Chains

Using the CLEANED approach to assess the environmental impacts of livestock 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. One of the approaches was to develop the CLEANED (Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Assessment for Improved Nutrition, a Secured Environment and Sustainable Development along Livestock and Fish Value Chains) tool to help users explore and assess the multiple environmental impacts of intensifying livestock value chains in developing countries. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Cattle / Dairying / Fish / Genetics / ILRI / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Value Chains / WorldFish

Using a value chain approach to focus animal genetic interventions

Using a value chain analysis framework, the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program piloted integrated genetic interventions to catalyse the transformation of milk, meat and fish production in selected developing countries. This brief presents some outcomes and lessons from applying a value chain approach to dairy production in three East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, and fish production in Egypt. 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 / agriculture / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Innovation Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Partnership / PIL / Project / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Local government authorities in Tanzania commit to support continued growth of producer groups created by the MoreMilkiT Project

On 14-18 November 2016, the MoreMilkiT project officially handed over producer group development plans, group profiles and results from a recently concluded producer organizations sustainability assessment, to the local government authorities in the project areas Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Animal Products / Capacity Development / Cattle / CGIAR / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

MoreMilkiT producer groups review shows steady progress towards sustainability in Tanzania

The MoreMilkiT project recently reviewed the sustainability of 30 dairy producer groups working with the project in Morogoro and Tanga to gauge their level of sustainability and existing gaps. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / CIAT / Dairying / Gender / ILRI / Latin America / LiveGene / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Value Chains / Women

Integrating gender analysis to understand dual-purpose cattle breeding practices in Nicaragua

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, shares findings from an evaluation of the impacts of intra-household gender influences on breed choice, productivity and the adoption of breeding technologies in central Nicaragua. Continue reading

Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / CIAT / Climate Change / Dairying / Forages / Latin America / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Value Chains

Sustainable milk and beef production in Nicaragua: actions and opportunities for an inclusive value chain

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, show how Livestock and Fish feed and forages work has improved the productivity of forage-based livestock production and increased carbon accumulation and at the same time reduced its ecological footprint as part of LivestockPlus. Continue reading