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

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

The imGoats India national advisory committee holds its first meeting

The imGoats India national advisory committee held its first meeting on 17 August 2011 in New Delhi to review the implementation of project activities, challenges and lessons learned; to discuss major challenges and opportunities for upgrading goat value chains; to brainstorm on related initiatives which could benefit from mutual learning; and to agree on the … Continue reading

ILRI / India / South Asia

Special project scientist joins the imGoats team

The imGoats project is happy to welcome Ramkumar Bendapudi to the research team as a Special Project Scientist, effective May 2011. Ramkumar will be based in Udaipur, India and will work across the projects sites in two Indian states of Rajasthan and Jharkhand. He will lead the project’s research activities in India in close collaboration … Continue reading

ILRI / India / Innovation systems / Mozambique / South Asia / Southern Africa / Value chains

Creating a people and outcome focused monitoring and evaluation system for the imGoats project

A workshop on creating a people and outcome focused monitoring and evaluation system for the imGoats project was held in Udaipur, India on 14-18 February 2011. Below is a presentation that Dr Ranjitha Puskur gave at the workshop that outlines the goal, objectives, proposed approach, research questions and outputs of the imGoats project. Download the … Continue reading

ILRI / India / Innovation systems / Mozambique / South Asia / Southern Africa / Value chains

Introducing the imGoats project

Welcome to the blog of the project, Small ruminant value chains as platforms for reducing poverty and increasing food security in India and Mozambique, or imGoats in short. The imGoats project got underway following an inception workshop held in mid-February 2011 in Udaipur, India to map out the project activities and outcomes. The project seeks … Continue reading