The April-June 2016 issue of the AIP Newsletter – A Newsletter of the Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan reports on developments in the AIP-Livestock component led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in partnership with the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). Continue reading
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CRP on livestock and fish
Huge potential in commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India
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. Continue reading
Multi-stakeholder consultation forum proposed to transform the Bihar dairy sector
Despite the crucial role played by dairy development plays in strengthening the economy and job creation in rural Bihar, milk productivity has hardly increased in decades. Recent increases in milk production have been driven by increases in the number of animals. A study at the International Livestock Research Institute, published in January 2016, sets out the challenges facing the sector and suggests a way forward, the establishment of a multi-stakeholder consultation forum/platform to share and discuss the nature of interventions each organization is undertaking in the dairy livestock sector. Continue reading
Livestock and livelihoods: CSISA project boosts incomes and productivity in South Asia
In collaboration with other CSISA partners, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been helping crop-livestock farmers to boost income and milk production by increasing the availability of fodder, promoting efficient use of cereal residues and improving the quality of supplementary feeds in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. Continue reading
High-level Asia policy dialogue discusses investment in agricultural research for development
A recently held high-level policy dialogue aimed at promoting investment in agricultural research technologies and innovations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Bringing home the bacon, a Vietnamese native pig-farming success story
Originally posted on VietPigs:
After buying six sows from ethnic minority villages in Vietnam in 2009, Nguyen Van Minh began raising native/indigenous pigs. Six years on, Nguyen, affectionately known as Mr Duc, had increased that number to 130 sows, and was supplying around 500 slaughter pigs annually to the market. His annual earnings had grown…
Getting to the root of the problem: Feed and fodder interventions for Bihar’s dairy sector planned
Insufficient supply of feed and fodder for animals remains a problem for dairy farmers in India, particularly in the state of Bihar. Feed and fodder scarcity limits animal productivity of products such as meat and milk, resulting in reduced incomes especially for smallholder dairy farmers. Continue reading
Promoting mineral mixture feed for dairy production: ILRI interview on Indian television program in Bihar
‘Dairy farmers can feed it to animals every day’, says agricultural economist Dhiraj Singh, referring to a mineral mixture feed that is increasing milk production from dairy cows in Bihar, India.
Taking stock and looking ahead: Livestock and Fish further develops dairy value chain work in India
The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish recently reviewed its current projects and activities in India and set plans for 2016 and beyond.
At a review and planning meeting held 24-26 September 2015 at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi City in Uttar Pradesh, progress of the Livestock and Fish dairy value chain work in India was assessed. Continue reading
Indonesia project to improve smallholder farmer access to fodder markets
A new project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that will improve marketing and access to livestock fodder for Indonesia’s smallholder farmers has officially begun. Continue reading