Agriculture / Asia / CGIAR / China / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Laos / PIL / Research / SLS / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Implementing integrated systems research for sustainable smallholder agriculture in the Central Mekong

This book summarizes the achievements as well as some of the challenges faced while implementing integrated systems research to support the sustainable development of smallholder farming in the uplands of the Mekong region. It describes how CGIAR centers and national and local partners collaborated to test options to increase farm productivity in the Central Highlands … Continue reading

AHH / East and Southeast Asia / EcoHealth / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock-Water / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Water

On better water use and reuse: ‘One Water, One Health’ panel at Singapore International Water Week

The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), held 10–14 July 2016, brought together several stakeholders in the international water industry to exchange best practices, showcase latest technologies and promote business opportunities. Continue reading

Asia / ASSP / Bihar / Goats / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Markets / Odisha / Research / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Uttar Pradesh

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

Agriculture / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / East and Southeast Asia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Knowledge and Information / Philippines / Southeast Asia

Applying participatory approaches to solve agricultural problems: A blended learning course on innovation platforms piloted at Philippine workshop

Organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), an ILRI partner in the region, ‘Innovation platforms, rural advisory services and knowledge management toward inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD): A forum–workshop’ was held on 17–19 May 2016 in Los Baños, Philippines. Continue reading

Dairying / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PIL / South Asia

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

Asia / ASSP / Extension / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Innovation platforms practice briefs published in Chinese, Hindi and Vietnamese versions

Innovation platforms are widely used in agricultural research to connect different stakeholders to achieve common goals. Hindi versions of a series of Innovation platforms practice briefs were published in June 2015. Continue reading