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Forage options for smallholder livestock in water-scarce environments of Afghanistan

This week, stakeholders from an ACIAR-funded project met to assess the systemic and gendered opportunities and constraints for innovation in forage value chains in Afghanistan, with a focus on Baghlan province. Continue reading

Cattle / CGIAR / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / Research / Scaling / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value chains

Inclusive investment opportunities to produce more milk in Tanzania’s dairy value chains – Exploiting the evidence

The vision of the Maziwa Zaidi Research for Development (R4D) program in Tanzania is to achieve an inclusive and sustainable development of the dairy value chain by 2023. This post is structured around the recent Maziwa Zaidi policy forum to highlight key policy relevant studies and evidence presented as posters in six thematic areas. Each identifies opportunities for inclusive investment and scaling that public and private sector organizations could exploit to grow the dairy sector and catalyze widespread innovation. Continue reading

Cattle / CGIAR / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / Research / Scaling / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value chains

Maziwa Zaidi policy forum promotes inclusive investment in Tanzania’s dairy sector

Research by the More Milk in Tanzania (MoreMilkiT) project and partners in the ‘Maziwa Zaidi’ program shows that inclusive investment in a range of interventions can improve per capita income of dairy producers, processors and other entrepreneurs, and dairy products can contribute to the food and nutrition security of some of the country’s most vulnerable populations. Continue reading

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-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP

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…