Dr Tom Randolph has been named Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish. The Director General of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Dr Jimmy Smith, made the announcement on Thursday 13 October 2011. ILRI leads this CGIAR research program – which will be collaboratively undertaken with the International Centre for Tropical … Continue reading
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CGIAR Fund Council approves proposal for research program on livestock and fish
At the 5th CGIAR Fund Council Meeting held on 6-8 July 2011 in Washington, DC, the Fund Council approved the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) proposal, More meat, milk and fish by and for the poor (CRP 3.7). The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is the lead centre for this research program. The research program will … Continue reading
Responses to comments on the livestock-fish proposal by CGIAR funders and the Science and Partnership Council
As the next step in the approval process for the proposal for CRP3.7 ‘More meat, milk, and fish by and for the poor’, the Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) reviewed the revised proposal that was submitted to the CGIAR Consortium in early March 2011 and presented to CGIAR Fund Council by ILRI Director General … Continue reading
CRP3.7 continues its process of engagement with the Ugandan smallholder pig value chain
As CRP3.7 ‘More meat, milk, and fish by and for the poor’ gets closer to final approval by the CGIAR Consortium, ILRI and CIAT have continued the process of engagement for one of the selected value chains: smallholder pig production in Uganda. Together with representatives from the European Commission (EC) and the International Fund for … Continue reading
Livestock Fish proposal presented to the CGIAR Fund Council
On 8 April, ILRI Director General Carlos Seré presented the CRP ‘3.7’ proposal to the CGIAR Fund Council. View his presentation: More information on the 4th CGIAR Fund meeting Continue reading
Finalizing and improving the CGIAR livestock-fish research program proposal
In September 2010, four CGIAR Centers – CIAT, ICARDA, ILRI and WorldFish – formally submitted a proposal on ‘livestock and fish’ to the CGIAR Consortium Board (CB). We just received feedback and guidance from the CB as well as comments from 4 external reviewers. Overall, the Consortium Board “appreciates the innovations in this proposal, and … Continue reading
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
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
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 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