“Mainstreaming Livestock Value Chains” Conference – Highlights

Cross section of participants at an activity session

Cross section of participants at an activity session

The conference on Mainstreaming Livestock Value Chains: Bridging the Research Gap between Household Analysis and Policy Modeling was held in Accra, Ghana on 5-6 November 2013. The main objective of the conference was to address gaps in the design and application of analytical tools for livestock policy and impact analysis. More specifically, the conference aimed to:

  1. Establish strong and functional linkages between livestock value chain and impact analysis on the one hand, and sectoral, general equilibrium, and other economic modeling on the other;
  2. Identify and advocate pro-poor livestock policy options emerging from the analysis.

A pre-conference survey of participants highlighted 10_issues_in_livestock_development in developing countries. High on this list were issues around the evaluation, formulation and implementation of policies for pro-poor livestock development, and a general lack of information on the expected economic and other returns to public investments in livestock development. Group sessions at the conference discussed these challenges and possible solutions.

Conference presenters included livestock specialists and analysts in agricultural policy modeling from within the CGIAR, selected NARS, and international agencies tracking poverty, trade and investment patterns. Participants included research organization and development actors with an interest in the empirical specification of agricultural policy, particularly related to livestock.

Recommendations were made for collaborative research to take advantage of complementarities between household-level analyses and global economic modeling. These recommendations will be synthesized in the conference proceedings. Other outputs from the conference (in process) include recommendations for the livestock modeling efforts of the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM), and a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal featuring refereed articles based on contributions to the conference and conference proceedings.

Presentations and paper abstracts are available below. A list of conference participants and photos from the event are also included.

For more information, please contact Dolapo Enahoro, International Livestock Research Institute, d.enahoro@cgiar.org.

Presentations and Abstracts


Presentation: Livestock in development: challenges in policy advocacy and the role of economic analysis

Presenter: Derek Baker

Position/Affiliation: Agricultural Economist and Team Leader (Policy Trade and Value Chains Team), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya (shortly to take up the Chair of Agribusiness and Value Chains at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia).

Abstract: Baker_Enahoro_Synthesis (PDF 61 kb)

Session 1: Livestock Value Chains and Smallholder Competiveness

Presentation: How pastoralists perceive and respond to market opportunities: the case of the Horn of Africa

Presenter: Peter D. Little

Position/Affiliation: Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Development Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Abstract: Little_Pastoralists Market Opportunities (PDF 38 kb)

Presentation: Measurement of competitiveness in smallholder livestock systems and emerging policy advocacy: an application to Botswana

Presenter 1: Sirak Bahta

Position/Affiliation: Agricultural Economist, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Gaborone, Botswana.

Presenter 2: Patrick Malope

Position/Affiliation: Senior Research Fellow, Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis, Gaborone, Botswana.

Abstract: Bahta_Malope_Smallholder competitiveness in Botswana (PDF 34 kb)

Presentation: Policy interventions for mainstreaming small ruminant milk production: a value chain analysis of the dairy sector in India

Presenter: Balawant S. Chandel

Position/Affiliation: Principal Scientist (Agricultural Economics), National Dairy Research Institute, Kamal (Haryana), India.

Abstract: Chandel_Small ruminant milk producers India (PDF 30 kb)

Presentation: Economic analysis of non-livestock production in agro-pastoral areas: the peanut value chain in the Ferlo (Senengalese Sahel)

Presenter: Abdrahmane Wane

Position/Affiliation: Development Economist, Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD), Dakar, Senegal.

Abstract: Wane_Agropastoral nonlivestock value chain in Ferlo (PDF 58 kb)

Session 2: Gender in Livestock Development

Presentation: Goat value chain development for empowering rural women in India

Presenter: Narayan G. Hegde

Position/Affiliation: Trustee and Principal Adviser, BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune, India.

Abstract: Hegde_Goat value chain development India (PDF 25 kb)

Presentation: Understanding gender relations in livestock value chains

Presenter: Michèle F. Mbo’o-Tchouawou

Position/Affiliation: Development and Gender Economist, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya.

Abstract: MbooTchouawou_Gender relations in Livestock ValueChains (PDF 38 kb)

Session 3: Regional Livestock Development and Policy

Presentation: Diversification and sophistication of livestock products: the case of African countries

Presenter: Nadège D. Yameogo

Position/Affiliation: Senior Research Economist, African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia.

Abstract: Yameogo_Diversification and sophistication of livestock products (PDF 36 kb)

Presentation: Integration of ASEAN’s dairy industry: multi-market modeling to guide decision makers’ policy and investment choices

Presenter: Signe Nelgen

Position/Affiliation: Postdoctoral fellow, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya.

Abstract: Nelgen_ASEAN dairy integration (PDF 37 kb)

Presentation: Agri benchmark beef and sheep network

Presenter: Ernesto A. Reyes

Position/Affiliation: Coordinator, Sheep Network, agri benchmark network, Mallorca, Spain.

Abstract: not available

Session 4: Models for Livestock Policy I

Presentation: Incorporating micro-level data in multi-market CGE: livestock in Africa

Presenter: Christian Kuhlgatz

Position/Affiliation: Scientist, Thünen Institute of Market Analysis, Braunschweig, Germany.

Abstract: Kuhlgatz_Microdata in CGE livestock models (PDF 37 kb)

Presentation: Role of livestock in the economy of Kenya: policy analysis using a dynamic CGE model

Presenter: Ermias Engida

Position/Affiliation: Research Officer, Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Abstract: Engida_Dynamic CGE Model for Livestock in Kenya (PDF 28 kb)

Presentation: Issues and strategies in ex post evaluation of intervention against animal disease

Presenter 1: Mohamadou L. Fadiga

Position/Affiliation: Senior Scientist, Agricultural Economics, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Dakar, Senegal.

Presenter 2: Hikuepi Katjiuongua

Position/Affiliation: Agricultural Economist, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya.

Abstract: Fadiga_Katjiuongua_Expost evaluation of disease intervention (PDF 37 kb)

Presentation: Effects of climate change on feed availability and implications for livestock sector

Presenter: Hugo Valin

Position/Affiliation: Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna, Austria.

Abstract: Havlik_GLOBIOM CC effects on feeds and livestock (PDF 31 kb)

Session 5: Models for Livestock Policy II

Presentation: Integrating livestock into agricultural multi-market models: example of IMPACT

Presenter: Siwa Msangi

Position/Affiliation: Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, USA.

Abstract: Msangi_IMPACT_Livestock (PDF 41 kb)

Presentation: Application of an agricultural sector model to the assessment of advances in animal health and livestock feed technologies

Presenter: Dolapo Enahoro

Position/Affiliation: Agricultural Economist, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Accra, Ghana.

Abstract: Enahoro_IMPACT evaluation of health feed technologies (PDF 34 kb)

Presentation: Impacts of the lack of credit access on rural poverty in Morocco: analysis using an agricultural household model with credit constraints

Presenter: Touhami Abdelkhalek

Position/Affiliation: Professor, Institut National de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée (INSEA), Rabat, Morroco.

Abstract: Abdelkhalek_Household model with credit constraints (PDF 35 kb)

Presentation: From global economic modeling to household analyses of food security and sustainability

Presenter: Mark van Wijk

Position/Affiliation: Systems modeler, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya.

Abstract: vanWijk_Global modeling of food security and sustainability (PDF 34 kb)


Presentation: The application of microeconomic and value chain analyses in multi-market modeling and implications for livestock policy analysis and advocacy: a synthesis

Presenter: Derek Baker

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya (shortly to take up the Chair of Agribusiness and Value Chains at the University of New England, Armidale, Australia).

Abstract: Abstract Baker_Enahoro_Synthesis (PDF 61 kb)

List of Conference Participants
 (PDF 30 kb)