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

Event / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIM / Value Chains / WorldFish

Smallholder participation in livestock and fish value chains

In November 2012, ILRI scientist Derek Baker with Froukje Kruijssen (WorldFish) organized a session at the CTA conference ‘Making the Connection.’ The session examined livestock and fish value chains and drew out lessons from participants’ experience of interventions and the reasons contributing to the success or failure of these interventions (the session notes here are … Continue reading