Amos Omore reflects on the activities and results of Maziwa Zaidi dairy development activities in Tanzania
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.
A new International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) project, Partnerships for Improving Pastoral Policies (PIPP), is offering policy advice to the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture to update the existing Forests Code in an inclusive and participatory way, while at the same time respecting scientifically proven best practices of dryland rangeland governance.
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.
Non-destructive, accurate, and more rapid alternatives of measuring canopy cover are urgently needed. One potential alternative, developed by scientists at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and Oregon State University, uses image processing software to determine rangeland ground cover from color digital images
Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Workshop participants (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). By Beamlak Tesfaye The transformation of small ruminant value chain in Ethiopia is a major goal of the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Livestock. These efforts are supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded Small Ruminant value chain…