The Livestock Livelihoods and Agri-Food Systems flagship’s objectives are:
- Set research priorities for the Livestock CRP, within the context of a dynamic, global livestock sector and conduct policy analysis to guide inclusive and sustainable investments by both public and private actors.
- Improve livestock technology development and adoption by ensuring that gender-based analysis informs research priority setting across the CRP and that delivery and scaling are equitable.
- Identify, test and facilitate livestock-mediated pathways to improve nutrition in rural households and their communities.
- Improve the livelihoods of smallholder livestock keepers and their ability to cope with shocks, through integrated technologies and institutional innovations.
- Improve the performance of animal-source food systems and promote pro-poor livestock development through institutional innovation and policy advocacy.
- Delivers outcomes that address rural livelihoods, nutrition, gender and livestock agri-food system performance, with livestock-mediated livelihoods and well-being as its core aim.
- Provides the integrative mechanisms for technologies and strategies from the CRP’s technology and environment flagships to be piloted and implemented among target livestock keepers and communities.
- Ensures that priority setting and gender are mainstreamed across the CRP.
- Leads CRP policy analysis as basis for advocacy to promote livestock growth opportunities for the poor.
- Identifies evidence-based best practices to facilitate scaling by partners of innovations addressing the unique opportunities afforded by livestock systems.
- Provides key linkages to the PIM CRP for foresight, gender, market development and scaling, and to A4NH CRP for human nutrition and food safety.
Contact flagship leader: Steve Staal, ILRI