Capacity development at ILRI
Capacity development at ILRI involves the development of attitudes, skills, institutional set ups as well as knowledge in agricultural research and development. ILRI works with individuals, organizations and institutions engaged in research and development as well as those making agricultural investment decisions at all levels across the sector.
ILRI views its capacity development work as an integral element to successful livestock research for development. This refers to the intentional and purpose-driven efforts to increase the capacity of its stakeholders to undertake and use research to generate development outcomes and scale up in a sustainable manner. In this respect, capacity development is an integral and essential part of successful livestock research for development that delivers outcomes and impact. People, results and outcomes are thus associated with many units and projects at ILRI; leadership is provided by ILRI’s Capacity Development Unit.
- Research and training partnership to assist policy and capacity building in improving food safety in Vietnam
- Report on Africa RISING post-harvest feed management and forage training for farmers and experts
- Best practices for selective breeding for improved livestock productivity: Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development Program Module 2 – Engage
- Créer des liens, permettre l'innovation—Renforcement des capacités: renforcement des institutions, des compétences et des connaissances
- Capitalizing on incentives: Training and certification of dairy traders as a pathway to better milk, health and nutrition
- Action learning: Teaching others to engage with learners
- Capacity needs assessment (CNA): CNA framework and tools for the partners of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock CRP
- Capacity development for a policy network in Kenya
- Making connections, enabling innovation—Capacity development: strengthening institutions, skills and knowledge
- Enhancing gender capacity in the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock: Report of a Gender Training Workshop for partners in Ethiopia
- Participatory Impact Assessment following training of smallholder pig farmers on biosecurity for the control of African swine fever in Uganda
- Guideline for participatory training on African swine fever control for smallholder pig farmers in Uganda
Melanie Rekha Ramasawmy is a researcher at the University of Roehampton, London. She is working on the Going Places Project, which is looking at women and chicken husbandry in Ethiopia. The following is a summary of an interview she gave about her work in the project. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Apr/2017
Training on field postmortem examination and sample collection to control small ruminant respiratory and reproductive diseases in Ethiopia
Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute, in collaboration with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Ethiopia’s National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center, trained 16 veterinarians, laboratory technicians and assistant veterinarians as part of efforts towards improved small ruminant respiratory and reproductive disease control in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Mar/2017
Smallholder farmers’ training presents new livelihood horizons for a group of women in western Kenya
A group of women in western Kenya, upon completion of a training course in smallholder dairy production offered by the Mazingira Centre of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), have adopted and commercialized preparation of home-made dairy meal for cattle. Continue reading →
In recent years, the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated System for the Humid Tropics, or Humidtropics, supported various capacity development activities around innovation platforms. These included an 'Innovation Platforms Case Studies Competition' which led ultimately to a book, an academic article, online learning modules, and a series of learning case studies drawn from those described in the book. Each case provides facilitator materials, exercises and teaching notes. Continue reading →
Sustainable Livestock Digest, Mar/2017
Capacity development is a prominent feature of ILRI’s strategy, setting the context for the capacity development agenda of the institute. In line with this, there are over 70 staff across the institute working on capacity development at different levels of investment, with over 15 of these working exclusively on CapDev issues / projects.
Consistent with the approach of embedding CapDev work into ILRI projects and CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs), the majority of the staff are embedded directly into various ILRI programs.
The staff members below all work on capacity development to varying degrees. Click here to see a more structured breakdown of ILRI’s investment in capacity development.
Research and Development Assistant
Capacity Development Officer
Head of Capacity Development - ILRI