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ILRI research brief reviews market participation of livestock producers in Somaliland

A recently published ILRI research brief shares findings from an assessment of animal grading and market participation among sheep and goats producers that show women are an integral part of livestock ownership and enterprise in Somaliland. Continue reading

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ILRI report reviews Somaliland livestock market information system

This ILRI research report appraises a Somaliland Livestock Marketing Information System (LMIS) was initiated in 2007 to address the constraint of high market information cost. The system provides information to livestock producers, traders, government officials and other development partners and is a decision-making tool for livestock sector stakeholders. Continue reading

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Reducing the vulnerability of Somali livestock communities through capacity development and enhanced market access

An ILRI project in Somalia aims to strengthen local capacity to mobilize and use knowledge from Somali livestock research in decision making. It also aims to enhance the capacities of public and private sectors to improve livestock products’ marketing and safety. Continue reading

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Investing in Africa’s livestock sector

Africa’s consumption of animal protein is skyrocketing. Most rural households are poor and keep livestock. Africa’s growth in demand for animal protein can provide major business opportunities and also greatly reduce poverty. Research shows that policies and investments should target both livelihood-oriented and business-oriented livestock keepers. Continue reading

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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

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Joining the PARADE: Lessons on participatory agricultural research by a livestock economist

I joined the PARADE workshop from 9 to 11 December 2013. PARADE stands for Participatory Agricultural Research: Approaches, Design and Evaluation. The PARADE event held this week was an expert meeting at Saint Anne’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom. It was sadly not a vibrant, colourful and noisy display of human diversity… Then again, perhaps it … Continue reading