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Community services to support goat production in India

The imGoats project worked with 2,685 goat-keeper households in two blocks of Udaipur district in Rajasthan. These were organized into 244 groups that were facilitated by 25 community based service providers called Bakri Mitra (field guides). These are local goat-keepers with some education who are trained on improved goat husbandry practices. They also are the link between the goat-keepers and the Animal Health Department staff with whom they work closely. Continue reading

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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

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imGoats India project stakeholders discuss policy recommendations for goat development in Rajasthan

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), together with its imGoats implementing partner in India, BAIF, hosted a one-day Experience Sharing Workshop on Goat Development on 2 December 2013 in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The meeting was attended by the director of the Animal Husbandry Department, Dr Maan, and 10 senior staff from the department, the dean of … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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