Asia / BAIF / CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / India / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Value chains

ILRI and BAIF host policy meeting on small ruminant production and marketing in India

On 13 August 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and BAIF Development Research Foundation hosted a small ruminant policy meeting at the Park Hotel in New Delhi, India. This activity was part of the imGoats project. Over 50 participants were present, including representatives from central and state government, agricultural research institutes, development organizations and … Continue reading

CARE International / CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / Innovation systems / Markets / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa / Value chains

‘We can do it on our own now’ – The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its ninth meeting

On 13 June 2013, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform held its ninth meeting at Vulanjane, Inhassoro, Mozambique. It was the last meeting with project support. In total 16 people participated. The meeting was facilitated by the innovation platform president Joao. It was a very good and promising meeting, in which potential goat sales and the future … Continue reading

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

CARE International / CRP11 / Gender / Goats / ILRI / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa

Gender training for imGoats extension staff in Mozambique

On 25 and 26 March 2013, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and CARE provided gender training for imGoats extension staff based in Mozambique at the CARE office in Vilanculos. The learning objectives of the training were: to better understand the concept of gender; to increase their knowledge about gender and agriculture, particularly in the … Continue reading

CARE International / CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / Innovation systems / Markets / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa / Value chains

The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its eighth meeting

On 7 March 2013, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform held its eighth meeting at Chitsotso, Inhassoro, Mozambique. It was the third innovation platform meeting where participants came by their own transport.  Twenty-seven participants took part in the meeting including producers, community leaders, paraveterinarians, extension officers and researchers. The meeting was held at the goat farm … Continue reading

CARE International / Goats / ILRI / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa

Extension workers in Mozambique trained on managing communal pasture areas for goats

As mentioned in an earlier blog post on innovation platform meetings, the innovation platform in Inhassoro District identified the use of communal pasture areas as one of the main actions to improve goat production in the district. Although pasture areas existed before the Mozambique civil war (1977-1992), they have been out of use for many … Continue reading

Africa / CARE International / CRP11 / Goats / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa

Development of communal grazing areas for goats in Inhassoro, Mozambique

One of the interventions in the imGoats project in Mozambique – determined by goat smallholders – is the identification and use of communal pasture areas for goats. In order to assess carrying capacity of the newly identified grazing areas and to better understand the future management plans in the communities, Yvane Marblé, a student at … Continue reading