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Leveraging behaviour change communication to improve nutrition in Kenya

To address the totality of nutrition (including equal distribution and uptake of nutritional foods) and encourage sustainable practices and consumption patterns, AVCD dairy is implementing behavior change communication strategies to the nutritional status of women and children in Kenya. Continue reading

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Huge potential in commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India

Originally posted on ILRI Asia:
According to a report undertaken by the International Livestock Research Institute report on ‘commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India’, there is huge potential to enhance the livelihoods of and business opportunities for poor farmers in the rural areas of the states of Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. Key recommendations…

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Profiling East Africa dairy project farmers – what the survey says

This report provides summary information of the farmers participating in the EADD longitudinal survey. The analysis is drawn from data gathered during the farmer recruitment survey. Section 2 of the report provides a brief on the survey methodology, while sections 3 and 4 provide regional and country specific summary statistics. Continue reading

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East African dairy farmers using mobile phones to record yields

Smallholder dairy farmers participating in Kenya and Uganda are set to benefit from an innovative and interactive mobile-based system allowing them to effectively record farm events and gain access to productivity-enhancing information and services. Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2016: What issues are central to agricultural development for women?

Empowering rural women, especially in Africa, is vital to enabling poor and vulnerable people to improve their livelihoods, increase their household incomes, overcome poverty and build resilience to impacts of climate change. Continue reading

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Mindy Spyker joins ILRI as graduate fellow in the Livestock, gender and impact program

Mindy Spyker has joined the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) as a US Borlaug Fellow in Global Food Security for the next five months under the Livelihoods, gender and impact (LGI) program. Spyker is a masters student at the University of South Florida in the field of public health. Her research interests are nutrition, mothers … Continue reading

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Filling up the milk can: Dairy farmers gain from using mobile phones to record yields

In the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD), a regional project that is helping farmers boost milk and dairy production in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, smallholder dairy farmers who are part of the project’s dairy hubs are set to benefit from an innovative and interactive mobile-based system that allows them to effectively record farm events and have access to information and services that help them enhance the productivity of their livestock. Continue reading