Southern Africa

ILRI opened an office in Maputo, Mozambique, in May of 2006. Zimbabwean animal scientist Siboniso Moyo serves as ILRI’s Regional Representative by facilitating ILRI’s involvement in the region by identifying opportunities and developing partnerships with the intention of coordinating activities to not only improve conditions, but educate as well. Read more...
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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

Livestock and Fish, Nov/2014

For the past year, researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute, other research institutes and national partners have been working on a framework to carry out a 'Comprehensive Livestock Environment Assessment for Improved Nutrition, a Secured Environment and Sustainable Development along Livestock Value Chains.’ On 30 and 31 October, the project team met in Kenya to review progress and the state of the framework. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Nov/2014

Jo Cadilhon an agricultural economist at ILRI presented a paper on 'Field testing a conceptual framework for innovation platform impact assessment: the case of MilkIT dairy platforms in Tanga region, Tanzania' at this week's (27-30 October 2014) 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014

Africa RISING has received additional support from the USAID mission in Tanzania to scale out appropriate technologies to smallholder farmers in the maize- and rice-farming systems in the country. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

This ILRI research brief shares experiences of the imGoats project in using outcome mapping (OM) to improve planning, monitoring and evaluation of a goat value chain development project in the two countries.

imGoats, Oct/2014

This ILRI research brief shares experiences of the imGoats project in using innovation platforms (IPs) to stimulate innovation and stakeholder interaction in goat value chains in the two countries.

imGoats, Oct/2014

Farmers lack of information on fodder, feeds and feeding; inadequate availability of feeds in terms of quantity and quality especially during the dry season; and poor storage, processing and utilization of crop residues in livestock management are the major causes of the low milk production in Babati according to a feed situation analysis carried out by Africa RISING in 2013 in Babati district, Manyara region. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

The Africa RISING program, now in its third year, has made significant progress in getting the different researchers from different backgrounds and institutions to work together in a truly integrated way to develop science-based solutions to the challenges faced by smallholder farmers. This in turn has seen impressive increases in the productivity of smallholder farmers involved in the research project across its five districts in East and Southern Africa. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

Nearly half of the farmers in the Africa RISING action sites in Tanzania integrate vegetables into their maize-based farming systems as a strategy to increase and diversify their income and diet according to a household socioeconomic characterization survey conducted by Africa RISING. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Oct/2014

This poster presents information on a study to measure competitiveness in Botswana's beef value chain and identify the factors affecting it, so as to advocate change in Botswana’s smallholder livestock systems. Continue reading

Botswana Livestock, Sep/2014

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Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist
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Siboniso Moyo

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People working on Southern Africa

Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist