Africa / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Report / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Women

Participatory epidemiology and household survey assesses role of gender in tackling diseases in small ruminants

From 15 -19 June 2016, a result dissemination workshop was held in Ethiopia to share findings of studies which used participatory tools and household surveys to understand disease constraints and gender roles in small ruminant management. Continue reading

Animal Products / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Report / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Tanzania livestock development plan to boost dairy farmers’ incomes

Tanzania’s milk producers will gain more than one billion shillings (USD 500,000) annually from implementation of three key interventions— improved access to inputs, increase in the national dairy herd and better industry regulation. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / Environment / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Report / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains / Women

Value chain development entry points for Tanzania’s dairy sector

A ‘Rapid appraisal of dairy value chains in Morogoro and Tanga regions in Tanzania’, conducted across eight villages in Kilosa and Mvomero districts in Morogoro and in Mvomero and Lushoto districts in Tanga, has identified key entry points for beginning to address the constraints in the country’s dairy sector. Continue reading

Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / PIL / Report / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value Chains

Dairy hubs in Tanzania: Ensuring smallholder farmers participate in the value chain

A study on the sustainability of dairy development in Tanzania looked at factors that would facilitate or impede adoption of the dairy hub model by input providers and milk traders and recommended interventions that can ensure increased small-scale actors’ participation in the dairy value chain. Continue reading

Africa / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Report / Research / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Small ruminant value chain development in Ethiopia: Situation analysis and trends

The Livestock and Fish program’s Ethiopia small ruminants value chain situation analysis report was published in mid 2014. It provides an overview of past trends, the current status, and likely future directions for small ruminant production in Ethiopia. Key issues and gaps in development of the value chain are also identified. Continue reading

Aquaculture / Asia / Bangladesh / Cattle / Dairying / Fish / Livestock / Report / South Asia / Value Chains

Barriers to the development of livestock and fish in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) recently published two policy briefs looking at barriers to the development of livestock  and fish sectors in the country. They were carried out under the Policy Research and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP) being implemented by BIDS with support from IFPRI and USAID. The Livestock and Fish program is … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Breeding / ASSP / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / ICARDA / ILRI / Indigenous breeds / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Report / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

Performance of indigenous sheep breeds managed under community-based breeding programs in Ethiopia

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), and partners from the National Agricultural Research System are supporting community-based breeding programs (CBBPs) in Ethiopia. This project report provides preliminary results in terms of the reproductive performance of indigenous sheep breeds kept under CBBPs, the effects of non-genetic factors on the performance of the sheep breeds in Ethiopia and overall progress in institutionalizing CBBPs. Continue reading