markets

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

'. . . According to studies by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), informal markets . . . provide essential sources of food and income for millions of poor, with milk and meat that is often safer than supermarkets. Blunt crack-downs on informal milk and meat sellers that are a critical source of food and income for millions of people are not the solution," Delia Grace, ILRI's program leader for food Safety and Zoonoses, said during the launch of the study in Nairobi on Tuesday. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

LIVES working paper 1 presents results obtained from the LIVES baseline data exercise as well as from the rapid butter value chain assessment study conducted by the IPMS project. The final section presents conclusions and recommendations on strategies and interventions to increase the size and efficiency of the butter value chain in the country. Continue reading

LIVES, Jan/2015

Simple food safety training for informal vendors can limit the spread of SARS, avian influenza, tuberculosis and pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli, said the book, "Food safety and informal markets: Animal products in sub-Saharan Africa". Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

A new compilation of 25 studies in Africa finds that informal markets provide essential sources of food and income for millions of poor, with milk and meat that is often safer than supermarkets. Misguided efforts to control the alarming burden of food-related illnesses in low-income countries risk intensifying malnutrition and poverty — while doing little to improve food safety. Blunt crack-downs on informal milk and meat sellers that are a critical source of food and income for millions of people are not the solution. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

On 19 December 2014, a policy dialogue on ‘mainstreaming models for dairy-based livelihood improvement in Uttrakhand’ was organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Himmotthan Society, the nodal agency of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust & the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Jan/2015

The Agricultural Knowledge Center in west shoa zone office of agriculture is one the very active service providing knowledge centers that were established by the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains (LIVES) project more than a year ago. With the help of the knowledge center manger, Serbessa, employees of the office of agriculture use this center to compute and communicate through the computers and internet services; refer books in the center, and use the spacious room to hold meetings, brainstorming sessions as well as training workshops. Continue reading http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=lives-ethiopia.org&#...

LIVES, Jan/2015

What is the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish doing to develop capacity to enhance smallholder agricultural value chains in Asia, Africa and Latin America? Take a look at this wonderfully animated 6-minute video to find out. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2015

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave a keynote presentation at the 16th Asian Australasian Animal Production Congress, held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 10–14 Nov 2014. The overall theme of the congress was ambitious: 'Sustainable livestock production in the perspective of food security, policy, genetic resources and climate change'. Smith's plenary keynote, given as part of a series of ILRI activities to mark the 40-year anniversary of the institute, was titled 'Livestock policy paradoxes: Promulgating a crisis? Or providing a solution?' Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

An ILRI project in Somalia aims to strengthen local capacity to mobilize and use knowledge from Somali livestock research in decision making. It also aims to enhance the capacities of public and private sectors to improve livestock products’ marketing and safety. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Dec/2014

In December 2014, the MilkIT project (Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches) held final workshops in Lushoto and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. On 11 December, team members met in an 'Outreach Meeting' with various stakeholders and partners. The aim of the meeting was to continue synthesizing the key insights of the project through interactions with a wider community. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Dec/2014

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Programme Management Officer (PMO)
Edgar Edwin Twine
Post Doctoral Fellow - Value Chain Economist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist

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Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Catherine Mueni Mutuku
Programme Management Officer (PMO)
Edgar Edwin Twine
Post Doctoral Fellow - Value Chain Economist
Iddo Dror
Head of Capacity Development
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist