Cattle / CIAT / Feeds / Intensification / LIVESTOCKCRP / Nutrition

The humble leucaena legume celebrated at its own international conference in Australia 1–3 Nov 2018

Over 100 scientists, extension workers, farmers and private seed producers from Australia and around the globe are gathered this week at the University of Queensland to share knowledge and findings on the humble yet hardy legume shrub called Leucaena. Aimed at livestock and agroforestry industry audiences, the first day of the International Leucaena Conference kicked … Continue reading

Cattle / CGIAR / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / PIL / Research / Scaling / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value chains

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 / LIVESTOCKCRP / 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