African Dairy Value Chain Seminar: lessons, tools, approaches to African dairy development

As we've already reported earlier, in September 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU(CTA) organized a dairy value chain seminar with support from the CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets and on Livestock and Fish. The main topics of discussion were: African smallholder inclusion into dairy value chains Private-sector >> Read more

CTA-ILRI African dairy value chain seminar closes with colourful results

Cross-posted from ILRI News The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) organized the CTA-ILRI African dairy value chain seminar from 21 to 24 September 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. This event was made possible thanks to funding support from CTA, the CGIAR Research Programs on Policies, Institutions, and Markets and on Livestock and >> Read more

New online resource highlights tools for value chain analysis

Cross-posted from IFPRI blog  Ensuring that small-scale farmers and producers enjoy a bigger piece of the financial pie is the aim of a new web resource on agricultural development. The Value Chains Knowledge Clearinghouse, led by the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets, is based on the concept of Value Chains Development (VCD). The approach >> Read more

“Mainstreaming Livestock Value Chains” Conference – Highlights

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 >> Read more

Value Chains: PIM Workshop

On Thursday, July 11 2013, PIM researchers met for the Value Chains Internal Workshop at IFPRI headquarters in Washington, DC.  The meeting was led by Maximo Torero and included presentations from key Focal Points from Bioversity, CIAT, CIP, ICRAF, ICRISAT, IFPRI, IITA, and ILRI.