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

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

The imGoats Mozambique national steering committee holds its third meeting

Members of the imGoats Mozambique national steering committee gathered in Vilanculos, Mozambique on 26-28 August 2012 for their third meeting. In attendance were representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture at central and provincial levels, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), CARE Mozambique and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The representative from the United … Continue reading

CARE International / Innovation systems / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa / Value chains

Applying the theory of Outcome Mapping in the field: Reflections from the imGoats project in Mozambique

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 the sidelines of the workshop, Amosse Alberto Maheme, imGoats project officer at CARE Mozambique, shared … Continue reading

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

imGoats research seminar at CARE Vilanculos

On Friday 13 July 2012, two MSc students of the Animal Production Systems group of Wageningen University will go back to Wageningen, the Netherlands after conducting research for three months for imGoats Mozambique. Today, both students presented the preliminary results of their research to the CARE staff at the CARE office Vilanculos. The objective of … Continue reading

Africa / CARE International / ILRI / Innovation systems / Markets / Mozambique / Southern Africa / Value chains

The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its fifth meeting

On 10 May 2012, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform held its fifth meeting at Vuca Interior, Mozambique. About 40 participants took part in the meeting, representing producers, community leaders, paraveterinarians, extension officers, researchers, and meat buyers and sellers. The meeting covered a range of topics, starting with a presentation of the baseline results and related … Continue reading

Africa / CARE International / ILRI / Innovation systems / Markets / Mozambique / Southern Africa / Value chains

The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its fourth meeting

On 15 March 2012, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform (IP) held its fourth meeting at Manusse, Mozambique. About 40 participants took part in the meeting, representing producers, community leaders, paraveterinarians, extension officers, researchers, and meat buyers and sellers. The meeting covered a range of topics, starting with a discussion on information flow from the IP … Continue reading

Africa / CARE International / ILRI / Innovation systems / Mozambique / Southern Africa / Value chains

The imGoats Mozambique national steering committee holds its second meeting

The imGoats Mozambique national steering committee held its second meeting on 7 February 2012 in Maputo at the Mozambique National Agricultural Research Institute (Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique – IIAM). The meeting was attended by representatives from IIAM, the Ministry of Agriculture – Animal Production Department, the Inhambane provincial livestock services, the United States … Continue reading

CARE International / Innovation systems / Mozambique / Southern Africa / Uncategorized / Value chains

Paravets imGoats Mozambique finished their training

Last Saturday (February 18) 15 imGoats paravets finished their training on goat health, treatment and commercialization. The paravets were selected by their community members to participate in the training, resulting in 1 paravet per community in which the project is operating. The training was undertaken over 3 weeks – one week in October, November and … 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