Livestock / Research / ILRI / CGIAR / Tanzania / LIVESTOCK-CRP / Value chains / PIL / East Africa / Southern Africa / Cattle / Dairying / Scaling

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 / LIVESTOCK-CRP / 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 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…