dairying

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In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on ex-ante environment impact assessment work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief introduces the justification for this work and the different streams of work to develop and test tools to assess the environmental impacts of livestock and fish production in developing countries. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Feb/2017
In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on ex-ante environment impact assessment work carried out between 2012 and 2016. One of the approaches was to develop the CLEANED (Comprehensive Livestock Environmental Assessment for Improved Nutrition, a Secured Environment and Sustainable Development along Livestock and Fish Value Chains) tool to help users explore and assess the multiple environmental impacts of intensifying livestock value chains in developing countries. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Feb/2017
A recently published research report highlights that in order to appropriately address gender and socially inclusive development in the Kenyan dairy sector, any intervention must take into consideration the substantive cultural gender issues that are at play at both the household and producer organization levels. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Jan/2017
Using a value chain analysis framework, the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program piloted integrated genetic interventions to catalyse the transformation of milk, meat and fish production in selected developing countries. This brief presents some outcomes and lessons from applying a value chain approach to dairy production in three East African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, and fish production in Egypt. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jan/2017
The Maziwa Zaidi (MZ) program held a critical reflection workshop in November 2016 to analyse progress made against expected outcomes in its Theory of Change (ToC) over the last 12 months. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jan/2017
Just through feeding her cow on Brachiaria grass and proper maintenance, a smallholder farmer in western Kenya has improved her milk yield more than two-fold. Continue reading →
AVCD, Jan/2017
A group of farmers in Kisumu County of Kenya promise to lead the western region of Kenya as the next frontier in dairy production. So successful has the group been in marshaling collective action, that they have received policy makers’ recognition. Continue reading →
AVCD, Jan/2017
On 13-16 Dec 2016, USAID-funded projects working in western Kenya met in Kisumu for a 4 day USAID poverty learning event. The teams including Kenya Integrated Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Project (KIWASH), Financial Inclusion for Rural Microenterprises (FIRM) Kenya, Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES),  One Acre Fund, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Africa Lead and … Continue reading →
AVCD, Jan/2017
Originally published in Forages for the Future Newsletter, issue 3, December 2016 Livestock in Tanzania are largely underfed with farmers meeting only 65% of feed needs in a year, under best conditions. Farm areas with crops range from 0.3 to 0.7 ha, while the area committed to forages is <0.04 ha. Grazing areas are overgrazed … Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Dec/2016
This working paper identified characteristic features of smallholder dairy farming in the highlands of Ethiopia, reclassifies sample farmers to the highland dairy farming systems with quantitative data and statistical analysis, and identifies system-specific constraints and leverage points for developing the dairy value chain. Continue reading →
LIVES, Dec/2016

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Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant III - Communication/Documentation
Ally Okeyo Mwai
Principal Scientist
Amos Omore
ILRI country representative, Tanzania
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Birhanu Megersa Lenjiso
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Consolata Baltazary
Research Technician
Isabelle Baltenweck
Program Leader, Livelihoods, Gender, and Impact
Johannes Osarya
Research Technician
Julius Githinji
Research Assistant
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist

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People working on dairying

Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant III - Communication/Documentation
Ally Okeyo Mwai
Principal Scientist
Amos Omore
ILRI country representative, Tanzania
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Birhanu Megersa Lenjiso
Post-Doctoral Scientist
Consolata Baltazary
Research Technician
Isabelle Baltenweck
Program Leader, Livelihoods, Gender, and Impact
Johannes Osarya
Research Technician

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