Partners are key in the Program. They contribute to discovery and delivery objectives: global to regional to national to local; from research to development; and from public to civil to private sector –specific to each flagship and site.

Strategic partners have a long-term multi-faceted engagement to deliver the CRP portfolio

Collaborators implement joint activities with the Program because they share interest in achieving specific activity objectives for a restricted set of deliverables – specific to each flagship and site

Effective partnerships are one of the keys to the Program discovering, and then delivering, results that can be scaled to produce outcomes.

The strategic partners are:

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works on animal genetics, health and feed issues as well as expertise that facilitates translation of such solutions into development outcomes spanning systems, markets, gender and policy research. The BecA-ILRI hub provides state-of-the-art biotechnology facilities at ILRI’s headquarters in Kenya; ILRI’s Mazingira Centre focuses on innovative research on the livestock-environment nexus.

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) works on animal breeding, leads the Ethiopia value chain in the Livestock and Fish CRP and brings in new dimensions of pastoral systems in the drylands of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) works on tropical forages (including breeding) and pasture research and leads the Nicaragua value chain in the Livestock and Fish CRP

Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) provide a wide range of research expertise and resources that either add more depth or address gaps among the CGIAR partners.

GIZ, the German development agency will test strategies to improve the interface between research and development, contributing to research on improved AR4D processes to prepare taking the results to scale

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) works on environmental research, nutrient cycling and a more comprehensive feed and environmental agenda that includes trees and shrubs.

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) works on the nexus between livestock and natural resource management.

One thought on “Partners

  1. Key partners in livestock-related research and innovation should be livestock producers – more precisely, small-scale farmers practising family (crop and/or livestock) family farming, including pastoralists, and groups and associations of such producers, encompassing also artisanal or cooperative processing and marketing, and the organisations that are working toward strengthening them. Other important partners should be those that strengthen highly decentralised – including community-based – systems of animal healthcare, input supply and legal support (e.g. in land-access issues) for small-scale family farming.


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