India

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Indian newspaper The Telegraph reported on Monday, 20 July 2015, that a program by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that trained smallholder dairy producers in Guwahati in Assam, India led to an increase in milk production through improved methods and practices of dairy farming. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Jul/2015

A project supported by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in India is helping the country’s small-scale mixed crop and livestock farmers increase their incomes by boosting their milk production.

The Cereal Systems Initiative in South Asia (CSISA) project, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is addressing feed constraints in rice-, wheat-, and maize-based systems by improving the efficiency of rice and wheat straw feeding and increasing the use of inexpensive, locally available and nutritionally dense supplementary feeds such as maize grains. The project is also promoting underutilized cereal residues such as maize stover for livestock feeds. Continue reading ...

ILRI Asia, Jul/2015

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Fodder for dairy cattle in Bihar Smallholder dairying plays an important role in the socioeconomic development of Bihar state in India. While several organizations exist for dairy development in Bihar and there is an increase in investments and interventions in this sector during the last…

ILRI Asia, Jul/2015

This new paper maps the existing innovation capacity of the smallholder dairy sector through an analysis of patterns of interaction among the various actors and identifies the major institutions and policies that currently constrain development of improved capacity for innovation. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jul/2015

In Nov 2014, to better assess the efficiency of these innovation platforms and to document their successes and challenges in different developing countries, Humidtropics launched an Innovation Platforms Case Study Competition. In Feb 2015, twelve candidates were selected to participate in a writeshop focused on writing­ strong, reflective and cohesive case studies. Earlier this month (Jun 2015), jury members in an editors’ meeting reviewed all the final submissions and chose eight cases to be featured in a Humidtropics Anthology to be published by an academic publisher before the end of 2015; the jury also recommended that two cases be published separately. Continue reading ...

ILRI news blog, Jun/2015

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. Hindi versions of a series of Innovation platforms practice briefs were published in June 2015. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Jun/2015

A new six-minute film on ‘Dual-purpose wheat and barley for human food and livestock feed in India,’ co-produced by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Doon University, is now available. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, May/2015

During the December 2014 MilkIT project, we caught up with B.K. Bhatt who works in the Integrated Livelihood Support Project (ILSP) financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He reflects on some of the reasons why he worked with the project and what it has contributed to his work. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Mar/2015

During the December 2014 MilkIT project, we caught up with Ahmed Iqbal, chief development officer (CDO) for Almora district in the Uttarakhand state government. He reflects on some of the reasons why he worked with the project and what it has contributed to his work. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Mar/2015

FEAST was originally developed as a decision-support tool to help in identifying appropriate feed interventions in smallholder systems. During the MilkIT Project FEAST was used in both India and Tanzania but in different ways and with different benefits. We reflected on the use of FEAST during our final project meeting in Lushoto Tanzania and produced a rough poster outlining the various ways in which FEAST was used and what the benefits of use were. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Feb/2015

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