Africa / Asia / CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / India / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Value chains

Research briefs on smallholder goat production and marketing systems in India and Mozambique

We have published research briefs that summarize results of baseline studies that characterized smallholder goat production and marketing systems in Udaipur District, Rajasthan State, India and Inhassoro District, Mozambique. You may access the briefs via the links below. Characterization of smallholder goat production and marketing systems in Udaipur District, Rajasthan State, India: Results of a baseline study … Continue reading

BAIF / ILRI / India / Small Ruminants

Outcome Mapping and innovation platforms in the imGoats project: Reflections from India

As the imGoats project enters its final six months, the whole team gathered in Udaipur, India from 2-6 July 2012 to participate in a learning and reflection workshop on the activities completed so far and the work still remaining. At the close of the workshop, I asked Ramkumar Bendapudi, postdoctoral scientist at the International Livestock … Continue reading

Africa / Asia / BAIF / CARE International / CRP11 / India / Mozambique / Small Ruminants

Outcome Mapping helps define and discover pathways to change – Ann Braun

As the imGoats project enters its final six months, the whole team gathered in Udaipur, India from 2-6 July 2012 to participate in a learning and reflection workshop on the activities completed so far and the work still remaining. During the workshop, Outcome Mapping specialist Ann Braun took time out to answer a few questions. She spoke about … Continue reading

BAIF / ILRI / India / Markets / South Asia / Value chains

Goat husbandry a source of livelihoods for weaker sections of society

As the imGoats project enters its final six months, the whole team gathered in Udaipur, India from 2-6 July 2012 to participate in a Learning and Reflection Workshop on the activities completed so far and the work still remaining. On day one of this week’s workshop, BAIF trustee and principal adviser, NG Hegde took time out to answer … Continue reading

Asia / ILRI / India / Value chains

Updates from the imGoats Jhadol-Kanthariya Innovation Platforms

The imGoats innovation platforms in Jhadol, Udaipur held their fifth and sixth meetings in January and April 2012, respectively. The imGoats Special Project Scientist, Ramkumar Bendapudi, sends in this progress report: “Action plans have been prepared at the innovation platform meetings based on priority issues identified by the community members that needed immediate attention.  So far diseases … Continue reading

Africa / Asia / BAIF / CARE International / ILRI / India / Innovation systems / Mozambique / South Asia / Southern Africa

The imGoats project hosts national advisory and steering committees in Mozambique and India

The imGoats project hosts two key meetings this week in Mozambique and India. On 7 February 2012, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and CARE Mozambique host the second imGoats national steering committee meeting in Maputo. Participants include representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture at national and provincial level, the national agricultural research institute, the … Continue reading

Asia / BAIF / ILRI / India / Innovation systems / South Asia / Value chains

The imGoats Jhadol-Kanthariya Innovation Platform holds its fourth meeting

The fourth meeting of the Jhadol-Kanthariya innovation platform was held on 12 December 2011. During the third meeting, participants felt that more representation from the villages was needed to in order to make the meetings more participatory and facilitate flow of information between the innovation platform and the villages. Goat keepers’ representatives were nominated by … Continue reading