CGIAR research program on livestock and fish

The vision of this CGIAR Research Program is for the health, livelihoods and future prospects of the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to be transformed through consumption of adeCGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish logoquate amounts of meat, milk and/or fish and from benefiting from the associated animal source food value chains.

 

 

It aims to realize this vision by seizing upon an unprecedented opportunity to integrate and exploit three ongoing revolutions – the Livestock Revolution, the Blue Revolution and the Gene Revolution. It will do this by fostering partnerships that harness the respective strengths of research and development partners, including the private sector, and also other relevant CRPs.

 

The Program will test the hypothesis that increased access to animal source foods by the poor, especially women and children, can be achieved at scale by strengthening carefully selected meat, milk and fish value chains in which the poor can capture a significant share of the benefits. Technologies and lessons generated through this focused approach will be applicable in broader regional and global settings.

 

It will concentrate its collective efforts on nine animal‐product value chains in eight countries, replacing our conventional approach of more piece‐meal research across scattered sites. This will allow us to integrate our research in a holistic manner to generate the solutions that will transform the selected value chains and produce more food.

 

 

The seemingly sleepy village at the end of the road is not so sleepy after all. Guagadia village produced an overnight entrepreneur, one who had    never imagined he would ever do anything beyond feeding his dairy cattle, milking them and selling the milk to the local dairy board “Orissa State  Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Jan/2015

In 2015, the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program will be evaluated by a team commissioned by the Independent Evaluation Arrangement (IEA) office of the CGIAR. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

To promote improved feeds for livestock in Uganda, a four-day training on the Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) was held in Wakiso District in Uganda from 15-18 December, 2014 for non-technical feed experts and private and local government extension workers. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

Scaling out research results for wider application and use is a goal of every research for development project in today’s CGIAR. It is also one of the most difficult things to achieve. Scaling out was on the agenda of recent end-of-project workshops of the IFAD-financed MilkIT project. At a recent workshop team members and partners listed out some of the critical success factors such a project needs to be able to scale out its results. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

Three weeks ago, I travelled to Vietnam to provide methodological support on how to calculate production costs, margins and profits in value chains as part of the REVALTER project on future prospects for livestock in Vietnam. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has partnered with other French and Vietnamese research organizations in this project funded by the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD). REVALTER is also mapped to the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program, the program contributes to some of the time of the ILRI researchers involved. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

Catherine Kilelu has joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as a post-doctoral scientist under the Livelihoods, gender and impact (LGI) program. She is a joint appointee between ILRI and the Wageningen University. In her position, Kilelu’s work will  focus on innovation platforms and will be directly aligned to the Value Chain Transformation and Scaling … Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Jan/2015

To better understand the roles played by rural women in the dual-purpose cattle value chain in Nicaragua, as well as the institutional context in the territory as it relates to the theme of gender, the team of Livestock and Fish recetny carried out a Characterization and Mapping of Organizations and Actors in the Dual-Purpose Cattle Value Chain in the municipalities of Camoapa and Matiguás. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

Lan Luong Dinh has joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as the value chain manager based in Hanoi, Vietnam. As value chain manager, Lan will lead the development and implementation of the research for development activities associated with the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program smallholder pig value chain in Vietnam, and develop and manage the national partnerships required for those activities. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

ILRI's Violet Barasa reports on recent Livestock and Fish CRP lessons from using a pilot gender capacity assessment methodology in Tanzania. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

Aquatic animal health is an emerging theme in the CGIAR Research Program for Livestock and Fish, with efforts now underway to forge a closer working relationship between livestock and fish animal science for development in the CRP. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jan/2015

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health

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