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Article examines gender roles and processes of smallholder goat production and marketing in Mozambique

This article investigates gender roles and processes of smallholder goat production and marketing in Inhassoro District, Mozambique. Continue reading

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Africa / ASSP / CRP11 / Drylands / Goats / ILRI / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa

The multi-functionality of goats in rural Mozambique: Contributions to food security and household risk mitigation

This report identifies and creates a deeper understanding of the multiple functions goats currently play in the smallholders sector in Mozambique. The paper takes a sociological approach by advancing the thinking that the functions of goats are socially and culturally constructed, and not ‘given’. Continue reading

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

New journal article on innovation platforms in livestock value chains in India and Mozambique

It is almost a year since Kees Swaans presented this paper at an international workshop on New models for innovation for development held at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom in July 2013, but we are now pleased to share with you the open access article: Operationalizing inclusive innovation: Lessons from innovation platforms in livestock value chains in India … Continue reading

Africa / Asia / BAIF / CARE International / CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / India / Innovation systems / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Southern Africa / Value chains

Virtual visit to imGoats project sites

The imGoats project team recently finalized two short photo stories about the project site in Udaipur (Rajasthan State, India) and Inhassoro (Inhambane province, Mozambique). The photo stories outline the situation before and after the project intervention regarding goat production and commercialization. Improving livelihoods through goat rearing and commercialisation in India . . Improving livelihoods through … 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

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

The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its seventh meeting

On 6 November 2012, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform held its seventh meeting at Maimelane, Inhassoro, Mozambique. It was the second innovation platform meeting where participants came by their own transport, the first one being the innovation platform meeting held on 26 July 2012. Sixteen participants took part in the meeting including producers, community leaders, … 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