CGIAR research program on livestock and fish

The vision of this CGIAR Research Program is for the health, livelihoods and future prospects of the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to be transformed through consumption of adeCGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish logoquate amounts of meat, milk and/or fish and from benefiting from the associated animal source food value chains.

 

 

It aims to realize this vision by seizing upon an unprecedented opportunity to integrate and exploit three ongoing revolutions – the Livestock Revolution, the Blue Revolution and the Gene Revolution. It will do this by fostering partnerships that harness the respective strengths of research and development partners, including the private sector, and also other relevant CRPs.

 

The Program will test the hypothesis that increased access to animal source foods by the poor, especially women and children, can be achieved at scale by strengthening carefully selected meat, milk and fish value chains in which the poor can capture a significant share of the benefits. Technologies and lessons generated through this focused approach will be applicable in broader regional and global settings.

 

It will concentrate its collective efforts on nine animal‐product value chains in eight countries, replacing our conventional approach of more piece‐meal research across scattered sites. This will allow us to integrate our research in a holistic manner to generate the solutions that will transform the selected value chains and produce more food.

 

 

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, shares findings from an evaluation of the impacts of intra-household gender influences on breed choice, productivity and the adoption of breeding technologies in central Nicaragua. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Sep/2016
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, shares results from a 2015 pilot project that measured aflatoxin B1 levels in dairy cattle feeds in low-input cattle farms in Senegal. Continue reading →
Senegal Dairy, Sep/2016
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, show how Livestock and Fish feed and forages work has improved the productivity of forage-based livestock production and increased carbon accumulation and at the same time reduced its ecological footprint as part of LivestockPlus. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Sep/2016
This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2016 conference, highlights findings from an evaluation of the impacts of introducing dairy goats on income, assets and food consumption in Morogoro region. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Sep/2016
On 19 September 2016, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, the International Livestock Research Institute and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas host a workshop on community-based breeding at the Tropentag 2016 conference. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Sep/2016
Watch three animated videos explaining key messages from the milkIT (enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation) project. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Sep/2016
This week's Joint International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine featured a presentation on the occurrence of selected bacterial and viral pathogens in smallholder pig production systems in Uganda Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Sep/2016
This week's Joint International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine featured a presentation on Taenia solium cysticercosis: Risk factors, perceptions and practices in smallholder pig production systems in Uganda.
AgHealth, Sep/2016
This week's Joint International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine featured a presentation on Value chain actors’ practices associated with the spread of African swine fever disease in smallholder pig systems in Uganda Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Sep/2016
Multi-stakeholder innovation platforms were set up at different levels as part of the milkIT project, resulting in more milk sales, more interactions and better linkages among different value chain actors in India, and, in Tanzania, access to a larger variety of better feeds. This video explains how the milkIT project worked with innovation platforms Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Sep/2016

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