Next phase of Maziwa Zaidi project in Tanzania to promote agri-entrepreneurship, technology uptake and inclusive dairy development
Cattle / Dairying / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / PIL / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value chains

Next phase of Maziwa Zaidi project in Tanzania to promote agri-entrepreneurship, technology uptake and inclusive dairy development

In June, partners working on the Maziwa Zaidi dairy project in Tanzania agreed key aims and directions for the coming phase of the dairy value chain upgrading project (until the end of 2021). Coordinated by Amos Omore of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRi), the project contributes to an inclusive and sustainable development of the Tanzania dairy value chain. Continue reading

Uganda pig value chain project to develop environmentally-sustainable, gender-inclusive intervention packages
East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Pigs / PIL / Research / Uganda / Value chains

Uganda pig value chain project to develop environmentally-sustainable, gender-inclusive intervention packages

In July, partners in the current smallholder pigs value chain development project in Uganda met to formulate priority actions for the coming years (until the end of 2021). Coordinated by Ben Lukuyu from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the project aims to improve the livelihoods of farmers through a market systems approach that supports stronger and more profitable market linkages between pig aggregators (buyers) and pig producers. Continue reading

Integrated ‘smart’ packages the focus of next phase small ruminant value chain project in Ethiopia
East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value chains

Integrated ‘smart’ packages the focus of next phase small ruminant value chain project in Ethiopia

In May, partners in the current Small Ruminant value chain Transformation in Ethiopia (SMaRT) project met to formulate priority actions for the coming years (until the end of 2021). The project will consolidate research to date, translating it into an integrated package of interventions that can be tested at greater scales. Combining inputs and expertise from across the research program and its partners, the project objective is to consolidate, implement, evaluate and promote a ‘SMaRT pack’ of technologies and innovations at producer level while ensuring equitable access to input supplies and services and political support. Continue reading

A4NH / AHH / Animal Health / Gender / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nutrition / Policy / Research / Women

The effects of livestock-derived foods on the nutrition (and health) of infants and their mothers in developing countries

A new report on the influence of livestock-derived foods on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life reveals the clear nutritional benefits of providing infants, particularly in countries in Africa and South Asia with livestock-derived foods such as meat, milk and eggs. Continue reading

Crop-Livestock / Drylands / Feeds / Forages / Gender / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Legumes / Livestock / LLAFS / Research / Southern Africa / Zimbabwe

Empowering women in integrated crop-livestock farming through innovation platforms in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, The ZimCLIFS project used innovation platforms to introduce better livestock feeds, improve market linkages for farmers to benefit from higher livestock productivity and to enhance knowledge and skills among support services enabling upscaling of the impacts of the integrated crop-livestock systems. Continue reading