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

Asia / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / ILRI / India / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Report / South Asia / Value Chains

India smallholder dairy value chain: Trends, status and likely future directions

The Livestock and Fish program’s India smallholder dairy value chain situation analysis report was published in early 2014. It assesses the conditions within which the dairy value chains in India operate, and sets out a broader national context for the rapid and in-depth dairy value chain assessments and analysis at site or small geographical scales through subsequent research activities. It provides an overview of past trends, current status and the likely future directions in dairy value chains in India – as well as the states of Assam and Bihar, and identifies the underlying challenges and opportunities faced by different actors in the value chains. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Aquaculture / CGIAR / Egypt / Feeds / Fish / LIVESTOCK-FISH / North Africa / Report / Value Chains / WorldFish

Value chain analysis of the Egyptian aquaculture feed industry

This WorldFish study aims to assess the status of the fish feed sector in Egypt, with an emphasis on: mapping and understanding fish feed value chains, describing the main actors and stakeholders within the chain, assessing value chain performance, identifying major strengths and weakness of the sector, and suggesting appropriate actions, management and development strategies. Continue reading

ASSP / HUMIDTROPICSCRP / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Report / Value Chains

Monitoring and evaluating innovation platforms in livestock value chains

In recent years, innovation platforms have been promoted as mechanisms to stimulate and support multistakeholder collaboration in the context of research for development. They are recognized as having the potential to link value chain actors, and enhance communication and collaboration to overcome market failures. This paper sets out a monitoring and evaluation framework to understand and assess the performance of innovation platforms in the context of pro-poor value chains. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Report / Uganda / Value Chains

Uganda smallholder pigs value chain: Trends, status and likely future directions

The Livestock and Fish program’s Uganda smallholder pig value chain situation analysis report was published in late 2013. It assesses the conditions within which the pig value chains in Uganda operate, and sets out a broader national context for the rapid and in-depth pig value chain assessments and analysis at site or small geographical scales through subsequent research activities. It provides an overview of past trends, current status and the likely future directions in pig value chains in Uganda, and identifies the underlying challenges and opportunities faced by different actors in the smallholder pig production value chains. Continue reading