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
The CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics (Humidtropics) was an agricultural research for development program that aimed for sustainable intensification of agricultural systems to improve the livelihoods of farm households. The Central Mekong Action Area was primarily focused on the complex of rice and non-rice farming systems (plus areas with other land uses) in the non-flood-prone lowlands, uplands and highlands. The Action Area covered six countries (Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam). Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2017
Apiculture is one of the new ventures introduced by the Livestock and Irrigation Value chains for the Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project in South Wollo, Amhara Region. Continue reading →
Customizing capacity development interventions for integrating gender in small ruminant value chains in Ethiopia
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and The International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) have been organizing a tailor made gender capacity development intervention for the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish research and development partners in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jan/2017
In Ethiopia, in recent months, project staff have been particularly busy with three activities: a) innovation platform (IP) work, b) enumerators' training and c) procurement of the chicks, hatching and brooding. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jan/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.