Dairying / Event / Feeds / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Markets / South Asia

Mainstreaming dairy-based livelihood models in Uttarakhand, India

On 19 December 2014, a policy dialogue on ‘mainstreaming models for dairy-based livelihood improvement in Uttrakhand’ was organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Himmotthan Society, the nodal agency of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust & the Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust. Continue reading

Producing green fodder from wheat helps animals and people in India’s Uttarakhand State
Animal Feeding / Asia / Crop Residues / Crop-Livestock / Extension / ILRI / India / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Producing green fodder from wheat helps animals and people in India’s Uttarakhand State

In the hilly areas of Uttarakhand, a typical farming household has one or two cows, one buffalo and a bullock, and cultivates cereals and vegetables on tiny terraced plots. Livestock make important contributions to livelihoods but providing sufficient feed for them continues to remain a challenge, especially during the winter months.

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Animal Breeding / Animal Health / Asia / Extension / ILRI / India / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / South Asia

Improving access to breeding and animal health services in remote hilly areas of Uttarakhand, India

Livestock are important to the livelihoods and food and nutritional security of small scale farmers in remote hilly areas of northeast India. As demand for milk and milk products rises, poor livestock keeping households can improve their incomes by shifting from subsistence to market-oriented production. Continue reading

Animal Health / Asia / Extension / ILRI / India / Intensification / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / South Asia

Local livestock service providers help improve access to animal health services in Nagaland, India

Pigs are an important component of livelihoods and food and nutritional security in Nagaland, Northeast India. Intensifying pig pro­duction to increase income and other outcomes, however, requires an integrated approach that addresses needs for better pig housing, nutrition, health and genetics. To address the heal challenges, a new model for the delivery of animal health services has been developed and tested as part of a Tata-ILRI partnership pro­gram in Nagaland. Continue reading