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

Animal Feeding / Aquaculture / Asia / Bangladesh / Feeds / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Project / Research / South Asia / Value Chains / WorldFish

Livestock and Fish project to upgrade fish feed production practices in Bangladesh

Feed production is an important part of the aquaculture value chain as the quality directly impacts the productivity and profitability of a fish farm. To improve feed quality in Bangladesh, a new project funded by Katalyst and implemented by WorldFish commenced on 1 October 2014. The project aims to upgrade the feed production practices of … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / CGIAR / CIAT / Crop-Livestock / Dairying / Environment / Feeds / Forages / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Project / Research / Southern Africa / Systems Analysis / Tanzania / Targeting

Modeling environmental impacts of forage technologies in crop-livestock systems in Tanzania

The CIAT-led project ‘Sustainable Intensification of Crop-livestock Systems through Improved Forages’, funded by the USAID Linkage program with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish aims to assess environmental impacts of tropical forage technologies. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Aquaculture / Asia / CGIAR / Feeds / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Project / Research / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam / WorldFish

New feed technology to offer more nutritious and sustainable aquaculture in Vietnam

The “Nutritious-system pond farming in Vietnam” project of WorldFish and Wageningen UR aims to increase the contribution of naturally occurring food in the diets of farmed fish and shrimp. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Cattle / CIAT / Dairying / Environment / Feeds / Forages / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Project / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

New project to examine potential farm to landscape impact and adoption of forage technologies in Tanzania

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has just approved a small grant to the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) for a project entitled the ‘potential farm to landscape impact and adoption of forage technologies in smallholder dairy production systems in Tanzania.’ Continue reading

East Africa / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Project / Uganda / Value Chains

Pig value chains assessment results shared with Uganda local leaders and farmers

The Uganda Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) project held three feedback workshops in November 2013 to train facilitators and to disseminate results of the value chain assessment conducted in three districts (Kamuli, Masaka and Mukono). The aim of the assessment was to characterize the pig production and marketing systems, identify constraints and opportunities faced by different actors of the value chain, select potential interventions for pilot testing and identify key elements and variables to consider for benchmarking surveys. Continue reading

Cattle / Central America / CGIAR / CIAT / Dairying / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Nicaragua / Project / Value Chains

Competitive beef and dairy project launched in Nicaragua

On 27 February 2014, the Livestock and Fish program team in Nicaragua joined with partners CATIE, Center for Export and Investment Nicaragua (CEI), and Heifer International to launch a new project called ‘competitive beef and dairy through sustainable intensification and specialized market access’. Continue reading