Projects in East Africa

Rift Valley fever is a mosquito-borne viral zoonotic disease that affects sheep, goats, cattle and camels causing devastating losses, especially...
The ACGG project is an ILRI-led project that seeks to increase access of poor smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to high-producing, locally...
Climate change Climate change represents a major threat to global biodiversity and in the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, it is apparent as increased...
The ADGG program will support a farmer-focused partnership that records and disseminates on-farm productivity and genetic information on dairy cattle...
Rangeland resources in the Tana basin are numerous but at the same they are embedded in ecosystems that are fragile and require appropriate...
Description Small-scale irrigation is a promising route to dealing with uncertain and poorly distributed rainfall that is an inherent characteristic...
The challenge of designing effective policies for rural and agricultural development ins sub-Saharan Africa is rendered even more complex by the...
This project will support the CGIAR Research Project on Livestock and Fish by piloting innovative methods to disseminate information to pig value...
The project ‘Enhancing the value of ecosystem services in pastoral systems’ is one of five components of the EC/IFAD funded project titled “Water,...
The general objective of the project is to ensure food security and to improve food safety by developing new and improving existing vaccination...
This project aims to improve the nutritional status of more than three million people in Africa and South Asia, primarily women and children, by...
Led by IITA, the Goal of the project is to improve food and nutrition security, reduce poverty, and enhance the production environment of smallholder...
The project builds on the outputs from the Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) project and plans to conduct larger scale pilots from the...
Project goal The overall goal of the project is to improve pastoral livelihoods through sustainable market systems. The project aims to promote...
Due to high mortality and morbidity rates livestock diseases are an impediment to the livelihoods of poor farmers in Africa, who struggle to attain...
ILRI and its partners recently initiated a major engagement in Tanzania to generate solutions and evidence for large scale, pro-poor development of...
ILRI will work with the Gates Foundation and the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) to develop a Livestock Master Plan (“LMP” or “LMP Road Map”), which is...
Chickens are the only affordable livestock for the poor and improving their production level can improve the livelihood of the village farmers, and...
Many of Heifer Project International’s projects are centred on the provision of improved animals to and training of low income families.  In relation...
  Project rationale The livestock sector provides livelihoods for 1 billion people, generates 40% of global agricultural GDP, and is a major...
The overall objective of the pilot project is to test and demonstrate the potential for linking reductions in emission intensity in dairy production...
  Objectives To identify market opportunities for pork in Uganda and the multiple factors preventing smallholder pig producers from exploiting...
GoalTo contribute to enhanced income and gender equitable wealth creation for smallholders and other value chain actors through increased and...
Our hypotheses are: That the potential trajectory for intensification – and therefore solutions to enhance sustainable intensification of...
Goal and outcomes The project aims to achieve inclusive growth and reduced poverty and vulnerability among people with dairy-dependent livelihoods in...
Project activities Evaluating and documenting case studies of the impacts of livestock and aquaculture financing, value chains and livelihood...
Outbreaks of water-related, vector-borne diseases have complex relationships with environmental conditions. As environmental conditions change, such...
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to improved dairy-derived livelihoods in India and Tanzania via intensification of smallholder...
One of the features of Theileria parva, the parasite that causes ECF, which hampers vaccine development, is that immunity induced by one parasite...
Project Objectives/Goals: The long-term vision of success of the project (i.e. the combined outcomes of Phases I, II and III) is “The sustainable...
In collaboration with various partners, ILRI has pursued a comprehensive research agenda aimed at designing, developing and implementing market...
Over 14 million people live in the Blue Nile area. Two-thirds of this densely-populated area is highland, receiving high levels of rainfall. Rainfall...
The project targets: a broader understanding of the importance of livestock to poverty reduction at the household level and identification of...