East Africa / Event / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / PIM / Uganda / Value Chains

Agrifood chain toolkit conference – researchers and practitioners unpack value chain analysis

The CGIAR research programs on ‘Livestock and Fish’, and ‘Policies, Institutions and Markets’ recently joined forces to bring together nearly 60 participants interested in value chain analysis. Meeting in Kampala, the event explored the challenges behind value chain analysis and sought to enrich the AgriFood chain toolkit. Over the three days, the participants discussed a … Continue reading

Africa / Cattle / Dairying / Event / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Tanzania dairy master plan set to raise milk production to 6 bn litres

On 22 August 2013, Tanzania held a 2nd Dairy Development Forum (DDF) meeting in Dar es Salaam. Reporting from the meeting, the Guardian reported that the ‘Livestock and Fisheries ministry together with Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB) are in the process of framing a National Dairy Master Plan aimed at increasing efficiency and productivity in the … Continue reading

Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / CIAT / Event / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Value Chains

Defining impact pathways for the Nicaragua dual-purpose cattle value chain

From 5 – 9 August, 2013 a 5-day workshop was held in Managua, Nicaragua to define value chain impact pathways and develop an initial framework for the program’s implementation strategy in the country. The workshop incorporated participants from a wide range of stakeholders, including representatives of smallholder farmer associations, national and international extension partners, national … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / ASSP / CGIAR / CIAT / Event / Feeds / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / RTB / West Africa

Developing a cassava-based livestock feed system in Africa

The government of Nigeria has initiated a ‘cassava transformation plan ‘to create a new generation of cassava farmers, oriented towards commercial production to generate a surplus dedicated to specific value-added chains. The overarching aim is to turn the cassava sector in Nigeria into a major player in local and international flour, starch, sweeteners, ethanol, and … Continue reading

Cattle / Dairying / Event / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Partnership / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Tanzania Dairy Development Forum holds second meeting

On 22 August 2013, the 2nd Dairy Development Forum (DDF) will be held at the Blue Pearl Hotel in Dar es Salaam. The meeting aims to begin to co-create solutions for three systemic bottlenecks to dairy development in Tanzania which were identified in the first DDF meeting held on 22nd February, 2013: Gaps for dairy … Continue reading

Dairying / East Africa / Event / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Tanzania / Value Chains

Developing impact pathways for the Livestock and Fish Tanzania dairy value chain

A 2 day Tanzania dairy value chain impact pathways workshop was held on 7-8 May 2013 to communicate and validate the program’s intervention logic in the Tanzania dairy value chain, question and clarify the program’s potential to achieve impact in the Tanzania dairy value chain, and to develop an initial framework for program monitoring and … Continue reading

A4NH / Africa / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Targeting Livestock and Fish work on small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia – Emerging ‘best bets’

Last week, Ethiopian partners in the program joined the last of three workshops to take stock of the results of small ruminant value chain assessments in 8 sites. Together, 67 individuals from the sites and other partners joined the workshops. These came from research, academic, NGO, private companies, as well as international research organizations. This … Continue reading

Asia / CGIAR / Event / Impact Assessment / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Livestock and Fish program consults Vietnam stakeholders on sites and impact pathways

In Vietnam, the ILRI-led Livestock and Fish research program focuses on smallholder pig value chains. As part of the planned activities for 2013, ILRI organized a stakeholder consultation workshop in Hanoi on 22 March 2013 (see wiki for more information). Lucy Lapar and Seth de Vlieger from ILRI’s Hanoi office wrote this report on the … Continue reading

Asia / Event / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIM / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Confronting value chain research tools with field experience in Vietnam

Contributed by Jo Cadilhon On 27-28March 2013, I participated in the first planning workshop of the REVALTER project in Vietnam. REVALTER is the French acronym for Multi-scale assessment of livestock development pathways in Vietnam. The objective of this project is to study the existing conditions of livestock value chains in Vietnam, with a specific focus … Continue reading

Africa / CGIAR / CIAT / Dairying / Event / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Partnership / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Dairy Development Forum established to further more inclusive dairy development in Tanzania

Last month, the Tanzania Dairy Board (TDB), Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Heifer Project International (HPI), SNV – The Netherlands Development Organisation, Land O’Lakes, Inc., and the Tanzania Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development (MLDF) organized a national dairy stakeholders’ meeting to present the Dairy Development Forum (DDF). The DDF … Continue reading