Livestock Agri-Food Systems: Full Proposal 2017-2022
The Livestock Agri-Food Systems CGIAR Research Program (the Livestock CRP) will seize the opportunity presented by the rapid increase in demand for animal-source food in developing countries. The current suppliers of these foods are mostly millions of smallholder farmers, pastoralists and agro-pastoralists, together with the value chain actors who trade, process and deliver products to consumers. The program will provide research-based solutions to drive their transition to sustainable, resilient livelihoods and to productive small-scale enterprises that will help feed future generations. This will also open up new business and income-earning opportunities in auxiliary services and subsectors.