Capacity Development / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Opinion Piece

Are you game for (Theories of) Change in an unpredictable world ?

This week I am attending a workshop organized by our CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to refine frameworks and tools for a new Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system based on the program’s Theory of Change and Impact Pathways, aiming to ensure common understanding of theories, to discuss how they can be used for planning, critical reflection and accountability; and to develop change pathways for the pilot value chains in which it will be tested. Continue reading

Aquaculture / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Opinion Piece

Sustainable aquaculture offers protein production and energy efficiency

Professor David Little of the University of Stirling, recently reflected on ways that aquaculture can produce a greater amount of animal product for the same energy inputs. Writing on the Global Food Security blog, he explains that producing, distributing and consuming food accounts for 20-25% of energy consumption in developed countries. The largest energy investments … Continue reading