Navigating upstream and downstream research: reflections from the Livestock and Fish animal health flagship

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In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016.

This brief examines the experiences of scientists conducting a range of field and laboratory-based research. It was facilitated through the value chain approach of the Livestock and Fish program which focused on a specific chain in each target country: Pigs in Uganda and Vietnam, small ruminants in Ethiopia, aquaculture in Bangladesh and Egypt, and dairy in Tanzania and India.

It draws on a synthesis workshop in late 2016 where a group of flagship scientists organized to reflect on three issues:

  • The benefits of a value chain approach;
  • Success in bridging upstream and downstream research;
  • Lessons learned from the flagship research

Download the brief:

Wieland, W., Chadag, M., Nene, V. and Toye, P. 2016. Navigating upstream and downstream research: reflections from the Animal Health flagship. Livestock and Fish Brief 28. Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI

See also these four specific briefs:

  • Dione, M. et al. 2016. Pig diseases in Uganda: Impacts on pig production, human health and nutrition.
  • Gemeda, B. et al. 2016. Interventions and tools to improve small ruminant health in Ethiopia.
  • Steinaa, L. 2016. Pig vaccines and diagnostics for African swine fever: the case of Uganda.
  • Kiara, H. et al. 2016. Access to livestock health interventions and products in dairy and cattle value chains in Tanzania.