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

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

CRP11 / Goats / India / Innovation systems / LGI / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Southern Africa / Value chains

Using outcome mapping as a monitoring and management tool in a small ruminant value chain project

This ILRI research brief shares experiences of the imGoats project in using outcome mapping (OM) to improve planning, monitoring and evaluation of a goat value chain development project in the two countries. Continue reading

CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / India / Innovation systems / LGI / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / South Asia / Southern Africa

Using innovation platforms to stimulate innovation and multi-stakeholder interaction in small ruminant value chains

This ILRI research brief shares experiences of the imGoats project in using innovation platforms (IPs) to stimulate innovation and stakeholder interaction in goat value chains in the two countries. 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

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

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

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

Asia / BAIF / India / South Asia

The imGoats Jhadol-Kanthariya Innovation Platform holds its second meeting

The imGoats Jhadol-Kanthariya Innovation Platform held its second meeting on 14 September 2011 at Ankur Hall at Jhadol. As a follow-up to the first innovation platform meeting held the previous month, the participants identified two specific issues to tackle in the next couple of months. There was a notable improvement in the participation of women, … Continue reading