Southern Africa

ILRI opened an office in Maputo, Mozambique, in May of 2006. Zimbabwean animal scientist Siboniso Moyo serves as ILRI’s Regional Representative by facilitating ILRI’s involvement in the region by identifying opportunities and developing partnerships with the intention of coordinating activities to not only improve conditions, but educate as well. Read more...
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In a series of workshops, industry stakeholders in Tanzania recently gathered to map the location of dairy farming systems, prominent farms, dairy industry infrastructure and natural resources. Stakeholders then worked through scenarios of how the industry could develop over a 10 year time horizon – mapping the associated changes. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2015

This report reflects on the potential role of innovation platforms as spaces to identify and spread useful
innovations associated with dairy production and feeding. It draws examples from MilkIT, a project to promote
milk production in India and Tanzania. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Aug/2015

This report identifies and creates a deeper understanding of the multiple functions goats currently play in the smallholders sector in Mozambique. The paper takes a sociological approach by advancing the thinking that the functions of goats are socially and culturally constructed, and not ‘given’.

imGoats, Aug/2015

Partners implementing activities under the Africa RISING – NAFAKA scaling project held their first annual review and planning meeting recently (8-10 July, 2015) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where they discussed effective ways of scaling up improved crop varieties to Tanzania’s smallholder farmers. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/2015

The book, Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa, based on ILRI-led research, is now open access. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Jul/2015

More than 50 scientists from various CGIAR Centres and National Research Systems converged in Mangochi, Malawi on 13–15 July for a review and planning meeting of the Africa RISING East and Southern Africa Project. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/2015

In 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) carried out a ‘Review of successes and failures of dairy value chain development interventions in Tanzania’, to identify the best interventions and strategies to pilot that are pro-poor, gender-sensitive and environmentally sustainable. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jun/2015

On 9-10 June 2015, a delegation from CIRAD, the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization, visited ILRI in Nairobi to develop concrete ideas for collaboration between the two organizations. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

Elda Mmary, a female extension officer talks about her work with smallholder farmers on the Africa RISING project in Babati District, Tanzania. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

Scientists involved in the Africa RISING project share three key lessons learnt from a recent cross-learning visit to the Ethiopian highlands on landscape and watershed management. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

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Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist

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People working on Southern Africa

Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
SIKHALAZO DUBE, PhD
Regional Representative, Southern Africa
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist