Mainstreaming Livestock Value Chains: Conference


by mdefreese | August 2, 2013

Farmers with their livestock, Mongu, Western Zambia, Source: Flickr (WorldFish/Felix Clay)

An upcoming conference on Mainstreaming Livestock
Value Chains: Bridging the Research Gap between Household Analysis and Policy Modeling
will take place in Accra, Ghana on 5-6 November 2013.  The conference will directly address existing gaps in the design and application of analytical tools for livestock policy and impact analysis.

Participants will include research organizations and development actors with an interest in the empirical specification of agricultural policy, particularly related to livestock.  Presenters will include leading agricultural policy modelers and analysts working on the impact of socioeconomic drivers and the impact on improved livestock technologies on people, communities, and the environment.

The goals of the conference are:

  • 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.
  • To identify and advocate pro-poor livestock policy as it emerges from existing analysis.

The finalized papers will be edited and compiled for a special issue of a leading journal.

For further information, contact:

Dolapo Enahoro, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)