capacity development

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

The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) has invited John Muthii Muriuki, a graduate fellow at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), to attend its fifth annual clinic on the meaningful modelling of epidemiological data. The clinic takes place on 2-13 June 2014 at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Muizenberg, […]

AgHealth, Apr/2014

The Smallholder Pig Value Chain Development (SPVCD) project in Uganda recently held a writeshop to prepare eight training modules on pig health, feeding, breeding and economics (business management, enterprise development and finance). The modules will be used to deliver appropriate training interventions to service provider organizations, farmers and other actors of the value chain in Uganda. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Apr/2014

A series of high quality aquaculture training videos, designed to teach Egyptian fish farmers the industry’s best management practices, has recently been released. Produced by WorldFish, an international non-profit research organization, the 10 short videos are being used to train local fish farmers in the most effective ways to boost the production and quality of … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2014

1st Scientific Regional Conference The conference whose theme was “Harnessing Bio-resources Innovations for Socio-economic Transformation of Eastern Africa” assembled scientists, private sector players, policy makers, NGOs and other development practitioners to share successes and challenges of biosciences research and innovation activities in the region. The conference was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 25-27 February. […]

BioInnovate Africa, Feb/2014

Horticulture is one of the sub sectors in Agriculture that has shown great promise as a foreign exchange earner in the region particularly for Ethiopia and Kenya. Kenya is the top exporter of fresh produce and flowers in sub-Saharan Africa with horticulture contributing 36 percent to the agricultural GDP and continues to grow at between […]

BioInnovate Africa, Feb/2014

As part of the BMZ financed project ‘climate-smart crop-livestock systems for smallholders in the tropics: Integration of new forage hybrids to intensify agriculture and to mitigate climate change through regulation of nitrification in soil’, the Livestock and Fish program team has been working alongside farmers in rural communities of Nicaragua to improve productivity and mitigate … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2013

Feed availability is a critical constraint in livestock systems. If feed is not available, animals become unproductive or die, and smallholder livelihoods are threatened. Determining the most appropriate interventions needs to mobilize biological, socio-economic and market expertise to match local needs and demands to produce ‘best-fit’ technical interventions. The Feed Resources Assessment (FEAST) and the … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2013

On 26 September 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILR) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU) signed a memorandum of understanding. The main objective is to establish a long-term relationship to exploit complementary research, institutional development and capacity development skills. This framework of collaboration with ILRI includes a specific objective to establish joint … Continue reading »

Livestock and Fish, Oct/2013

Diana Brandes – van Dorresteijn, a capacity development specialist at ILRI has joined  the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish. She has a decade of experience with the corporate private sector and will bring a wide range of management and implementation expertise on sustainable development and public private partnerships (PPP) to the program. For … Continue reading »

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2013

For eastern Africa countries to transform into bio-economies, it would require collaborative capacity building efforts to create a critical mass of scientists in the field of biosciences. However, for these capacity building initiatives to be effective, they must be linked to the development of particular innovations addressing specific problems. This ensures impact and relevance of […]

BioInnovate Africa, Feb/2013

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Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Jacqueline Muithya
Admin Assistant
Kathleen Earl Colverson
Program Leader, Livelihoods, Gender and Impact
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Sapna Jarial
Special Project Scientist- Livestock System Research
Tigist Endashaw
Training Assistant

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Cattle of the nomadic Gujjar in the Himalayan foothills

People working on capacity development

Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Jacqueline Muithya
Admin Assistant
Kathleen Earl Colverson
Program Leader, Livelihoods, Gender and Impact
Lance W. Robinson
Environmental Governance and Resilience Specialist
Sapna Jarial
Special Project Scientist- Livestock System Research
Tigist Endashaw
Training Assistant