Aquaculture / CGIAR / Fish / Livestock / Research

Revised Livestock-Fish research proposal submitted to the CGIAR

Today the Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute submitted a revised proposal ‘More Meat, Milk, and Fish by and for the Poor’ to the CGIAR Consortium. This responded to comments and feedback provided on the initial proposal of September 2010. We expect that the revised proposal will be submitted to the CGIAR Fund … Continue reading

Aquaculture / CGIAR / Engagement / Fish / Livestock

Review question 3: Should poultry be a priority value chain for the CGIAR Livestock and Fish research program?

Please give us your feedback in the space below The Issue The proposed CGIAR Livestock-Fish research program will focus all of its initial efforts on developing eight pro-poor value chains in seven countries: aquaculture (Uganda); dairying (Tanzania, India); pigs (Uganda, Vietnam); dual dairy-beef (Nicaragua); and goats/sheep (Mali, Ethiopia). These were identified as commodities holding particular … Continue reading

Engagement / Fish / Livestock

Review question 2: How best to partner with the private sector in pro-poor livestock and fish value chain development?

Please give us your feedback in the space below In our livestock fish proposal, we highlight our intention to “foster partnerships that harness the respective strengths of research and development partners, including the private sector” (p. iv). This is because, as we note, “increasingly, opportunities are being created to partner with the private sector, tapping … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / Fish / Livestock

Review question 1: Will livestock and fish production ‘by the poor’ really contribute to nutrition ‘for the poor’?

Please give us your feedback in the space below While designing the Livestock-Fish proposal, our working hypothesis has been that small-scale livestock and aquaculture systems are an important source of the limited amounts of animal-source foods (meat, dairy products, eggs) that currently figure in the diets of the poor, and that by increasing productivity and … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / Fish / Livestock / Research

CGIAR livestock-fish research program – audio and video

In August 2010, we organized a face to face meeting in Addis Ababa to discuss the proposed livestock-fish research program of the CGIAR. Around the meeting we interviewed some of the participants on video and audio: Listen to the podcasts or views the videos: Value chain approach promises aquaculture development in Uganda (video) CGIAR Livestock … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / Fish / Livestock

Simplice Nouala on the livestock-fish research proposal

In mid-September, we submitted the ‘livestock-fish’ research proposal to the CGIAR. Before submitting the proposal, we had asked Simplice Nouala from AU-IBAR to provide his comments: — Commenting on reasons that past attempts to intensify small-scale livestock production systems in developing countries can fail, Nouala argued that the discussion “should be expanded to the prevailing … Continue reading

CGIAR / Engagement / Fish / Livestock

Joachim Otte on the livestock fish research proposal

In mid-September, we submitted the ‘livestock-fish’ research proposal to the CGIAR. Before submitting the proposal, we had asked FAO’s Joachim Otte to provide a last review. Here are his comments: — Thanks for sharing the MP3.7 proposal. I think that overall the proposal could make a stronger case under ‘what’s new’ about the program in … Continue reading