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Navigating upstream and downstream research: reflections from the Livestock and Fish animal health flagship

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief brings together some overall experiences of these scientists conducting a range of field- and laboratory-based research. Continue reading

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Africa / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Cattle / CBPP / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Vaccines / Value Chains

Improving cattle health in Tanzania: Some lessons from the Livestock and Fish program

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief reviews interventions and tools to address priority diseases affecting cattle in Tanzania and outlines the lessons Continue reading

Africa / Animal Products / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / Food Safety / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Assessing use of the Mazzican to transport and improve milk quality in Tanzania

This report presents results of field testing a new and affordable food grade plastic container (the “Mazzican“) to assess acceptability and validate its efficacy to improve the bacteriological quality of milk when it is used for handling and transportation of raw milk by agro-pastoralists and smallholder farmers. Continue reading

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

Cattle / CIAT / Dairying / Environment / ILRI / Impact Assessment / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / 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

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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