ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / PIM / Project / Report / Southeast Asia / Value Chains

South Vietnam study shows pig production still most profitable in country’s livestock sector

Under the REVALTER project, ILRI is working, with partners, to improve livestock development in Vietnam, specifically in the pig value chain. Four studies were carried out in Thong Nhat District, Dong Nai Province in Vietnam to analyse the pig value chain, linkage between actors, market access and the economic efficiency of the concentrated pig production model, with a view of proposing improvement strategies. The studies reveal that even though the livestock industry in the district faces many difficulties, pig production is more profitable and developed than cattle and poultry. Continue reading

Article / Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Project

Guardian article highlights success of volunteer farmer trainers in East Africa dairy project

An article published this month (5 Aug 2014) in The Guardian’s farming and food security hub describes how the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project has successfully worked with volunteer farmer trainers to improve milk production in East Africa. Continue reading

Dairying / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / Project

Tracking the progress of producer organizations: EADD implements the ‘stage gate assessment tool’

Sustainability of the projects and interventions under the EADD program has been of fundamental importance, with the goals of program’s second phase focusing on among others, increasing the performance and sustainability of hubs in each of the program countries. Continue reading

Asia / Markets / Project / Women

The more the butter in the milk, the more the money per kilo for the Buruj dairy farmer

As part of the IFPRI-ILRI Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project (GAAP), Elizabeth (Liz) Waithanji from the Poverty Gender and Impacts (PGI) team of the ILRI Markets, Gender and Livelihoods Theme visited Care Bangladesh Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain (SDVC) Project in Bangladesh between June 25th and July 2nd 2012. Among the activities she conducted was … Continue reading

Asia / Markets / Project / Women

We have no control over resources, but we are trying to buy assets that we can own and control: Eventually we shall attain the power that we desire to have

As part of the IFPRI-ILRI Gender, Agriculture, and Asset Project (GAAP), Elizabeth (Liz) Waithanji from the Poverty Gender and Impacts (PGI) team of the ILRI Markets, Gender and Livelihoods Theme visited Care Bangladesh Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain (SDVC) Project in Bangladesh between June 25th and July 2nd 2012. Among the activities she conducted were … Continue reading

Project / Women

Innovative women’s empowerment in agriculture index training

Greg Seymour, a PhD (Economics) student from the American University will be visiting the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Nairobi campus to train the Poverty Gender and Innovations (PGI) and development partner technical teams involved with the Ford Foundation funded intra-household study entitled, “Evaluating the impacts of livestock and aquaculture micro-credit and value chain programs … Continue reading