Addressing Uganda’s pig value chain constraints, the PigSmart way
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Addressing Uganda’s pig value chain constraints, the PigSmart way

The ILRI-led MorePORK II project focuses on developing the capacity of value chain actors in best-bet interventions through an information and communications and technology (ICT) platform known as PigSmart. Continue reading

New research examines gender dynamics in seed systems development
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New research examines gender dynamics in seed systems development

New research that is unpacking gender dynamics within seed systems development has just started to emerge. This includes a portfolio of projects initiated and funded by the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research. A new synthesis brief summarizes this early work and provides an outlook for future research to mainstream gender analysis in seed systems development. Continue reading

India’s Odisha state starts work on a livestock master plan
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India’s Odisha state starts work on a livestock master plan

The Indian state of Odisha has officially rolled-out the process of designing a ‘livestock master plan’ (LMP) with the support of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The Odisha LMP is expected to attract substantial and better targeted livestock sector investments from finance ministries, development partners, and private sector investors. Continue reading

Power through: a new concept in the women empowerment discourse
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Power through: a new concept in the women empowerment discourse

The paper ‘Power through: A new concept in the empowerment discourse’ by Alessandra Galiè, a senior gender scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Cathy Rozel Farnworth, an independent researcher, offers a new perspective on the role of ‘power through’ in women’s empowerment. Continue reading

Unravelling value chains through participatory modelling: part 2
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Unravelling value chains through participatory modelling: part 2

The MINI project is investigating how to increase the availability of fruits and vegetables in nutritionally vulnerable markets in Bihar, India. The barriers to this goal are numerous, ranging from the inferior prices offered to farmers in smaller markets, to the typically weaker purchasing power of rural consumers. Continue reading

Isabelle Baltenweck: an agricultural economist passionate about making the world a better place for women and men in livestock
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Isabelle Baltenweck: an agricultural economist passionate about making the world a better place for women and men in livestock

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock:
The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock recently announced with pleasure the appointment of Dr. Isabelle Baltenweck as its new flagship leader for Livestock, Livelihoods and Agro-food Systems (LLAFS). Originally from France, Isabelle brings to the role close to 20 years of post-doctoral experience in smallholder value chains…

Karen Marshall: a geneticist improving the lives of people in livestock through one national partner at a time
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Karen Marshall: a geneticist improving the lives of people in livestock through one national partner at a time

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock:
The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock recently announced with pleasure the appointment of Dr. Karen Marshall as its new flagship leader for Livestock and Genetics. Karen is not a newbie to the position, having led the flagship previously at the end of the first phase of the…