Engagement / LIVESTOCKCRP

Livestock CRP proposal discussed at KIT Amsterdam

On February 2 2016, a stakeholder consultation for CRP Livestock was convened at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), using the powerpoint presentation provided. Fifteen KIT Advisors attended and the session lasted for 1¾ hours. Most KIT Advisors are either social scientists – economists, sociologists, gender scientists – who work in the agricultural sector, or agronomists … Continue reading

Engagement / LIVESTOCKCRP

Research on livestock livelihoods and animal-source foods

The livestock livelihoods and agri-food systems flagship carries out integrative research to improve animal source food systems and livestock based livelihoods in the following areas: Systems analysis for priority setting and scaling and on livestock sector development Gender-based analysis to inform research priority setting and equitable outcomes Enhanced nutrition through livestock: nutrition-sensitive and cost-effective livestock … Continue reading

Engagement / LIVESTOCKCRP

Research on livestock and the environment

The livestock and the environment flagship works towards a reduced environmental footprint and enhanced positive ecosystem services from livestock systems that are adapted to environmental change. It: Assesses the environmental sustainability, efficiency and adaptability of livestock production technologies Optimizes natural resource use and enhance the provision of ecosystem services – exploring, testing and disseminating innovative … Continue reading

Engagement / LIVESTOCKCRP

Research on animal genetics

The animal genetics flagship works towards choices of improved breeds readily available, affordable and used widely and sustainably. It works on: Understanding, characterisation, utilization and conservation of livestock phenotypes and genotypes in relation to future production systems New and appropriate breeds: application of new opportunities in genomic and reproductive technologies Effective delivery systems: breeding schemes, … Continue reading

Engagement / LIVESTOCKCRP

Research on animal health

The animal health flagship combines advances in vaccinology and diagnostics with refined herd health management to improve productivity and mitigate disease risks. It: Evaluates animal health constraints and threats: methods and tools to identify the extent and impact of animal health constraints and how these are changing Refines and adapts holistic herd health management approaches: … Continue reading

Engagement / LIVESTOCKCRP

Research on animal feeds and forages

The animal feeds and forages flagship aims to increase livestock productivity by identifying, testing and delivering superior feed and forage strategies responding to evolving demands for animal-source foods Works on more and better feeds: new feeds and forages; new strategies to use existing feeds and forages better Works across CGIAR programs on ‘full purpose crops’; … Continue reading