India

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on India. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to India. See ILRI research on other countries

The imGoats project worked with 2,685 goat-keeper households in two blocks of Udaipur district in Rajasthan. These were organized into 244 groups that were facilitated by 25 community based service providers called Bakri Mitra (field guides). These are local goat-keepers with some education who are trained on improved goat husbandry practices. They also are the link between the goat-keepers and the Animal Health Department staff with whom they work closely.

imGoats, Nov/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute has adopted an innovation platform approach as a route to dairy development in the hills of Uttarakhand. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Nov/2014

ILRI's support to smallholder dairy development has benefited the Kenyan economy. The benefits of policy change include improved safety of milk, increased profit margins for small-scale vendors, greater access to milk for poor consumers, and employment for many others in the sector, with knock-on benefits for the wider economy. Building on the Kenyan approach, an initiative to improve milk handling among traders in Assam in India resulted in a new governance institution, increased risk mitigation, improvements in milk quality, higher sales and increased customer satisfaction. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

This ILRI research brief shares experiences of the imGoats project in using outcome mapping (OM) to improve planning, monitoring and evaluation of a goat value chain development project in the two countries.

imGoats, Oct/2014

In this 4-minute film, Purvi Mehta-Bhatt from ILRI in India talks with MS Swaminathan on the establishment of ILRI its contributions to synergies between livestock research and public policy in India, especially in supporting the country's dairy production. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2014

This ILRI research brief shares experiences of the imGoats project in using innovation platforms (IPs) to stimulate innovation and stakeholder interaction in goat value chains in the two countries.

imGoats, Oct/2014

At last week's Tropentag 2014 conference Thanammal Ravichandran, Nils Teufel and Alan Duncan gave a presentation on the use of innovation platforms in the 'milkIT' project in India. The study evaluates the process of IP functioning and conflict management through a qualitative “innovation storyline”. The IP meetings were regularly documented with details of issues discussed, actions planned and follow up activities. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Sep/2014

These posters, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, highlight livestock feeds and milk marketing challenges in India and research by ILRI and partners towards addressing them. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Sep/2014

On 27 and 28 August, ILRI staff working in the India smallholder dairy value chain development project met to develop a strategy and implementation plan for the coming years. Vamsidhar Reddy, ILRI value chain leader gave an update of progress so far in the value chain development program Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2014

It is almost a year since Kees Swaans presented this paper at an international workshop on New models for innovation for development held at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom in July 2013, but we are now pleased to share with you the open source article: Operationalizing inclusive innovation: Lessons from innovation platforms in livestock value chains in […]

imGoats, Jul/2014

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Asaah Ndambi
Livestock Scientist
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science