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:
- 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;
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentations and Abstracts
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
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)
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)
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)
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
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
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)
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
Presenter: Christian Kuhlgatz
Position/Affiliation: Scientist, Thünen Institute of Market Analysis, Braunschweig, Germany.
Abstract: Kuhlgatz_Microdata in CGE livestock models (PDF 37 kb)
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)
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)
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
Presenter: Siwa Msangi
Position/Affiliation: Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington DC, USA.
Abstract: Msangi_IMPACT_Livestock (PDF 41 kb)
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)
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)
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)
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).
List of Conference Participants (PDF 30 kb)