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The multi-functionality of goats in rural Mozambique: Contributions to food security and household risk mitigation

This report identifies and creates a deeper understanding of the multiple functions goats currently play in the smallholders sector in Mozambique. The paper takes a sociological approach by advancing the thinking that the functions of goats are socially and culturally constructed, and not ‘given’. Continue reading

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

From goat farming to goat business in India and Mozambique–New manual
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From goat farming to goat business in India and Mozambique–New manual

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Partners in a project in India and Mozambique to raise rural incomes through goat rearing have produced a manual to help paraveterinary workers and farmers, especially women and other marginalized groups, transform their goat raising from an informal activity to a viable commercially oriented enterprise. The project, known as imGoats, or…