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

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

CARE International / CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / Innovation systems / Markets / Mozambique / Small Ruminants / Southern Africa / Value chains

‘We can do it on our own now’ – The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its ninth meeting

On 13 June 2013, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform held its ninth meeting at Vulanjane, Inhassoro, Mozambique. It was the last meeting with project support. In total 16 people participated. The meeting was facilitated by the innovation platform president Joao. It was a very good and promising meeting, in which potential goat sales and the future … Continue reading