ILRI and its partners celebrate World Milk Day at Tanzania’s first Livestock Expo and Milk Week
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ILRI and its partners celebrate World Milk Day at Tanzania’s first Livestock Expo and Milk Week

ILRI participated in Tanzania’s first National Livestock Expo and Milk Week, held in Arusha 31 May to 1 Jun 2018. ILRI Deputy Director General Iain Wright gave a keynote speech and ILRI’s Country Representative Amos Omore organized an ILRI booth, where participants celebrate World Milk Day on 1 Jun. Continue reading

Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / ILRIComms / LIVESTOCKFISH / PIL / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Gates-funded East African Dairy Development project expands into Tanzania

More than 200 participants attended the launch of the Tanzanian phase of the East Africa Dairy Development project in late March 2014, among them players in the country’s dairy sector, including dairy processors, officials from the Tanzania Dairy Board, dairy farmers, banks, microfinance organisations and ILRI. Continue reading

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Keeping camels, and their keepers, free of disease in Kenya, where ‘raw’ camel milk is becoming popular

Camels cover dozens of kilometres in search of water; average distances to watering points in the outskirts of Marsabit and Moyale, in the upper east corner of Kenya, run into dozens of kilometres (photo by Ann Weru/IRIN ‘Camels are known for their ability to travel long distances across the desert without water. ‘But they’re also … Continue reading

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Urban agriculture: Where suburbs and farms, pathogens and livestock, meet and mix

A dairy farm in Dagoretti, a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, where lines between city-life and farm-life are blurred (photo credit: Tristan McConnell). Tristan McConnell reported in the GlobalPost yesterday that ‘In modern Africa, it can be hard to tell where the city ends and the countryside begins. Rural Kenyans flocking to the city in ever-greater numbers … Continue reading

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Interpreting trader networks as value chains: Experience with Business Development Services in smallholder dairy in Tanzania and Uganda

Today in Nairobi, Derek Baker, Amos Omore and David Guillemois reported on a project to analyze the impact of business development services. It took a preliminary look at the use of network approaches to trade in smallholder livestock systems, and some initial results using data collected in Uganda and Tanzania. View the presentation: Continue reading