Africa / ILRI / Knowledge and Information / Livestock / MarketOpps / Pro-Poor Livestock / PTVC / Report / South Asia / Value Chains

Smallholders and the livestock revolution

Research shows the developing world undergoing a ‘livestock revolution’ characterized by accelerating demand for livestock products due to increasing populations and incomes. This livestock revolution is creating new opportunities for rural producers to participate in income-generating livestock enterprises. Two regions that experts regard as the most critical for reaching the poorest are sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
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CRP2 / CRP37 / Dairying / Event / Gender / Markets / PTVC / Value Chains

Appel à contributions: Séminaire sur le développement des chaînes de valeur lait en Afrique

You don’t read French? Read the English version of this post here. L’Institut international de recherche sur l’élevage (ILRI) et CTA invitent les acteurs du développement et chercheurs à contribuer au Séminaire sur les chaînes de valeur lait en Afrique, qui aura lieu à Nairobi (Kenya) du 21 au 24 septembre 2014. L’objectif de ce … Continue reading

Africa / ASF / ASSP / CRP37 / East Africa / Livestock / Pigs / Uganda / Value Chains

More pork by and for the poor: Catalysing smallholder pig value chains in Uganda

Last week in Mukono, the International Livestock Research Institute convened an inception and planning workshop for the new ‘more pork by and for the poor’ project. With funds from Irish Aid, the project will catalyse emerging smallholder pig value chains in Uganda for food security and poverty reduction. The new project builds on the results … Continue reading

Asia / CRP12 / Markets / PTVC / Southeast Asia / Value Chains / Vietnam

Linking smallholder farmers to markets in Northwest Vietnam

A value chain assessment on four agricultural products in Son La Province of Vietnam provides insights into business models linking smallholder farmers to dynamic markets. These are helping us suggest future Humidtropics research-for-development interventions on policies, institutions and markets. Continue reading

Burundi / Cattle / Dairying / East Africa / Ethiopia / Event / ILRI / ILRIComms / Kenya / LGI / PA / Rwanda / Tanzania / Uganda / Value Chains

East African dairy: Donors and stakeholders meet this week in Uganda to better coordinate their development work

ILRI scientist Steve Staal (in blue) and Gregg Bevier (right) of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), take a close look at a cowshed typical of Kenya’s smallholder dairy sector (photo credit: BMGF/Lee Klejtnot). In its wisdom, an Inter-Agency Donor Group (IADG) on pro-poor livestock research and development agreed in 2013 to explore ways … Continue reading

ASSP / CRP37 / CRP4 / East Africa / Food Safety / FSZ / ILRI / ILRIComms / PA / Pigs / Uganda / Value Chains

Uganda: Where a pig in the backyard is a piggybank for one million households–and rising

Uganda is the leading consumer of pork in sub-Saharan Africa, according to the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Over 2.3 million pigs are kept by one million households in Uganda for consumption, says the institute which further indicates that the majority of pigs are kept by women in smallholder households. Continue reading

Cattle / CRP4 / Dairying / Disease Control / East Africa / Feeds / Food Safety / FSZ / Health (human) / ILRI / ILRIComms / Kenya / PA / Value Chains

Are aflatoxins contaminating the milk you’re drinking in Kenya? New research to find out

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has commissioned research to ascertain the levels of aflatoxins in the milk consumed in Kenya. Studies say every Kenyan consumes over 145 litres annually-higher than other Africans – increasing the risk of milk-related aflatoxins. Continue reading