Currently, a large share of animal-source foods in lower-income countries is produced in smallholder systems. For these systems to successfully intensify to feed growing populations, they need to adopt innovations at a large scale and be sure to properly address critical sustainability issues – social, environmental, economic, etc. This requires access not only to existing …
Initial discussions by livestock sector stakeholders in Ethiopia, under the new Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) project, have identified key technology delivery priorities for increasing the productivity and profitability of the small ruminant and poultry value chains in the country.
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.
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.
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…