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AHH / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Goats / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / PIL / Research / Small Ruminants / Women

Small ruminants and food security: Goats are cattle gifted for the poor

A recent study by Scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) investigated the role of small ruminant production for food security and explored the different perspectives of men and women on the role of small ruminants in alleviating food insecurity. Continue reading

Capacity development / Capdev / CGIAR / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Partnership / PIL / Value chains / Women

Ethiopia livestock value chain development partners trained on gender capacity development

Twenty-five livestock value chain development experts and researchers were trained on gender capacity development in a course facilitated by ILRI and ICARDA on 23-27 October 2017. Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / SLU / Zoonotic Diseases

Behaviour change and biosciences necessary to tackle infectious zoonotic diseases – Uppsala Health Summit

A workshop at last week’s Uppsala Health Summit zoomed in on zoonotic diseases in livestock and ways to mitigate risk behaviour associated with their emergence and spread. Critical roles and behaviours of people and institutions in preventing, detecting and responding to zoonotic livestock diseases were identified – as well as necessary changes and incentives so we are well-prepared for infections long before they reach people. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCKCRP / Tanzania

Community-based goat breeding program offers innovative approach for improving smallholders’ livelihoods in Ethiopia and Tanzania

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the Brazilian Corporation for Agricultural Research (EMBRAPA) in partnership with the Ethiopian and Tanzanian National Agricultural Research Institutes have secured a competitive grant to scale out community-based breeding programs (CBBPs) in Ethiopia and Tanzania. Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Capacity development / East Africa / Ethiopia / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / SLU / Small Ruminants / Women

Training for women and men livestock keepers enhances animal health interventions in Ethiopia

The livestock health flagship of the CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Livestock is supporting the transformation of small ruminant value chain in Ethiopia. To this end, an integrated approach to tackle key livestock health-related challenges has been devised.   Continue reading