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Next phase of Maziwa Zaidi project in Tanzania to promote agri-entrepreneurship, technology uptake and inclusive dairy development
Cattle / Dairying / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / PIL / Research / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value chains

Next phase of Maziwa Zaidi project in Tanzania to promote agri-entrepreneurship, technology uptake and inclusive dairy development

In June, partners working on the Maziwa Zaidi dairy project in Tanzania agreed key aims and directions for the coming phase of the dairy value chain upgrading project (until the end of 2021). Coordinated by Amos Omore of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRi), the project contributes to an inclusive and sustainable development of the Tanzania dairy value chain. Continue reading

Engagement / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Partnership / Research / SLU

Thomas F. Randolph receives honorary doctorate from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

On 5th October, long-time ILRI scientist and Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock (Livestock CRP), Thomas F. Randolph, received the distinction of “doctor honoris causa” from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science at the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden. Randolph was one of seven honorary doctors appointed … Continue reading

Engagement / Innovation Systems / Intensification / LIVESTOCKCRP / Partnership / Scaling

Bringing livestock research and business together for sustainable agriculture

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 … Continue reading

Drylands / Environment / ICARDA / LIVESTOCKCRP / North Africa / Pastoralism / Rangelands / Tunisia

A new comprehensive rangeland management tool for dryland areas can help promote sustainable land use

Written by Judy Kimani and Mounir Louhaichi What is often under-appreciated and at times not recognized is that rangelands are vast and varied ecosystems that provide valuable resources such as vegetation, water and soils. These contribute significantly towards improving livelihoods, offering income sources, food and nutrition security, trade and tourism. Yet these resources are continuously … Continue reading

Biodiversity / Climate change / Drylands / Environment / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Rangelands / SLS

Putting drylands and rangelands on the agenda of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Catch us at the Global Landscapes Forum in New York City on 28 September 2019 On 1st March this year, the UN General Assembly announced the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030. This upcoming decade offers a window of opportunity to massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a means to … Continue reading

Uganda pig value chain project to develop environmentally-sustainable, gender-inclusive intervention packages
East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Pigs / PIL / Research / Uganda / Value chains

Uganda pig value chain project to develop environmentally-sustainable, gender-inclusive intervention packages

In July, partners in the current smallholder pigs value chain development project in Uganda met to formulate priority actions for the coming years (until the end of 2021). Coordinated by Ben Lukuyu from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the project aims to improve the livelihoods of farmers through a market systems approach that supports stronger and more profitable market linkages between pig aggregators (buyers) and pig producers. Continue reading

Integrated ‘smart’ packages the focus of next phase small ruminant value chain project in Ethiopia
East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ICARDA / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / LLAFS / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value chains

Integrated ‘smart’ packages the focus of next phase small ruminant value chain project in Ethiopia

In May, partners in the current Small Ruminant value chain Transformation in Ethiopia (SMaRT) project met to formulate priority actions for the coming years (until the end of 2021). The project will consolidate research to date, translating it into an integrated package of interventions that can be tested at greater scales. Combining inputs and expertise from across the research program and its partners, the project objective is to consolidate, implement, evaluate and promote a ‘SMaRT pack’ of technologies and innovations at producer level while ensuring equitable access to input supplies and services and political support. Continue reading