Asia / CIAT / Intensification / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Southeast Asia / Value chains / Vietnam

New livestock project in Vietnam can help improve livelihoods of ethnic minorities

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock  (Livestock CRP) recently launched a new project in Son La Province, in the northwest highland region of Vietnam. This research-for-development project will promote and scale up livestock-based technologies to generate better livelihoods for livestock keepers, with a particular focus on ethnic minorities. In addition to scaling up technologies, researchers will develop additional options to enable market linkages for local livestock products and lessen negative impacts of livestock production on the environment. Continue reading

Increasing antimicrobial resistance awareness through community conversations
AMR / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Capacity development / CGIAR / East Africa / Engagement / Ethiopia / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research

Increasing antimicrobial resistance awareness through community conversations

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock in Ethiopia tested a community-based animal health extension approach using ‘community conversations’ to engage community members and local service providers in collaborative learning and joint action process to increase antimicrobial resistance awareness. Continue reading

Improving animal welfare and livelihoods through community conversations
AHH / Animal Health / Capacity development / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP

Improving animal welfare and livelihoods through community conversations

With the support of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, a team of researchers developed a community conversation module on animal welfare. The module uses the community conversation approach to address livestock and community needs. Continue reading

CCAFS / CIAT / Climate change / Environment / Forages / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Research

CIAT livestock scientist Jacobo Arango receives top Japan agricultural research prize

Colombian environmental biologist, Jacobo Arango, of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), was recently awarded the 2019 Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF) and the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). This prestigious award recognizes Arango’s contributions to developments in … Continue reading

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

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