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Ethiopia small ruminant project stakeholders plan and prioritize interventions for the coming year

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Workshop participants (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). By Beamlak Tesfaye The transformation of small ruminant value chain in Ethiopia is a major goal of the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Livestock. These efforts are supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded Small Ruminant value chain…

Animal Health / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Navigating upstream and downstream research: reflections from the Livestock and Fish animal health flagship

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief examines the experiences of scientists conducting a range of field and laboratory-based…

Environment / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Assessing the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on ex-ante environment impact assessment work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief introduces the justification for this work and the different streams of…

Genetics / LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Delivering animal breeding programs in developing countries: Some lessons from the Livestock and Fish program

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on livestock genetics work carried out between 2012 and 2016. Implementing sustainable livestock and fish breeding programs requires careful consideration of the species in question,…

LIVESTOCK-CRP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LLAFS / Value chains

Balancing research and development: Livestock and fish research and value chain insights from Tropentag workshop

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Participants in the synthesis ‘fishbowl’ On 19 September 2016, the CGIAR Livestock and Fish Research Program hosted a side workshop at the 2016 Tropentag conference. It brought together partners from across the Program to examine the approach it uses to accelerate agricultural research for development.…

Animal feeding / CIAT / Feeds / Forages / Tanzania

Grass? How an unlikely weapon can help farmers beat drought in Africa

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
To resist the droughts that decimate rural livelihoods, researchers and farmers in Tanzania are testing different forage grass and legume species to discover which management and grass combinations can boost the quantity and quality of forages in local conditions. They are testing different methods of…