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 side event at the Tropentag 2014 International Conference, being held at the Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic, is being organized tomorrow, 18 Sep 2014, from 1400–1530, by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

This is a poster about a study in Senegal to identify household level characteristics that could have influenced the uptake of artificial insemination (AI) and use of cross-bred or exotic cattle breeds in the last 5 years.

Senegal Dairy, Sep/2014

This poster explains the work of the Vaccine Biosciences group at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) which seeks to a hub of research excellence dedicated to developing vaccine-based solutions to reduce disease burdens that limit livestock productivity in smallholder and pastoral farming systems. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Sep/2014

This is a poster about a program that is improving the livelihoods of smallholder pig value chain actors in Uganda by showcasing how existing livestock value chains can be upgraded for the benefit of all actors in the system, especially the many poor. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2014

Joyce Akol, a molecular biology MSc student with Makerere University and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), has been selected to participate in a two-week training organized by the Biosciences east and central Africa-ILRI (BecA-ILRI) Hub. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2014

An external evaluation team recently assessed the Smallholder Pig Value Chain Project activities in Uganda. The evaluation sought to review the effectiveness of the program in developing, supporting and implementing the value chain approach at its research for development (R4D) sites and to assess the relevance and efficiency of the program’s value chain approach with a focus on quality of science. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2014

From 18-20 August, the Africa RISING project in Ethiopia joined forces with the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish to hold a gender training for staff and partners in both projects. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

Gemeinsam haben alle Akteure entlang der Milchwertschöpfungskette einschließlich Politik und Forschung in der Tangaregion im Nordosten Tansanias 2008 eine Innovationsplattform auf die Beine gestellt. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

On August 5 and 6, 2014, the Livestock and Fish team conducted a Livestock and Fish Strategy and Implementation Planning Workshop for the Dual-Purpose Cattle Value Chain (DPVC) in Managua, Nicaragua. The purpose of this workshop was to generate an exchange with local partners to track ongoing efforts in the value chain development work in … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2014

This report reviews past and present goat research and development activities in Ethiopia, drawing key lessons, identifying key constraints and opportunities, and suggesting research and development interventions to improve goat production and productivity. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

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Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Ben Lukuyu
Animal Nutrition
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant

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ILRI people working on this research program

Absolomon Kihara
Biorepository Manager
Alessandra Galiè
Social Scientist: Gender
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Ben Lukuyu
Animal Nutrition
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant
Daisy Wanjiru Kariuki
Program Accountant
Danilo Pezo
Country Representative /Animal Nutritionist / Project Leader Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development in Uganda Project
Dereje Legesse
Agribusiness Expert

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