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.

 

 

A newly published article reports that increased workload from dairy intensification, especially in medium-intensity households could negatively impact women’s time use and affect caregiving activities and child nutrition. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Aug/2015

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. This fourteenth brief reflects on ways that the needs and interests of women can be fully addresses in innovation platforms.
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ILRI clippings, Aug/2015

In Uganda, the Livestock and Fish program aims to catalyze emerging smallholder pig value chains to increase rural incomes and assets. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2015

The first meeting of a new project, 'B3Africa, short for 'Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research across Europe and Africa', was held this week (24–25 Aug 2015) at the University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Aug/2015

In a series of workshops, industry stakeholders in Tanzania recently gathered to map the location of dairy farming systems, prominent farms, dairy industry infrastructure and natural resources. Stakeholders then worked through scenarios of how the industry could develop over a 10 year time horizon – mapping the associated changes. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2015

Looking back – and across the whole program portfolio – we identified three main activity areas where the program worked in 2014. We also launched an important cross-cutting ‘gender initiative’ to help our researchers make their interventions gender-equitable. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2015

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. This thirteenth brief reflects on some of issues and opportunities faced when innovation platforms - or the innovations they generate - are scaled out. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Aug/2015

Last week, the work of the smallholder pig value chain development project in Uganda was broadcast in the 'Modern Farming' series of the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2015

A team of gender scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in collaboration with the CGIAR research program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health and Emory University, are undertaking a survey in Tanzania that assesses the empowerment status of women livestock keepers involved in the Maziwa Zaidi project and the relation between the empowerment of these women and the nutritional status of their household members. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Aug/2015

This report reflects on the potential role of innovation platforms as spaces to identify and spread useful
innovations associated with dairy production and feeding. It draws examples from MilkIT, a project to promote
milk production in India and Tanzania. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Aug/2015

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Alan Orth
Computing Systems Analyst
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Alok Kumar
Post-Doctoral Scientist

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