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The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its eighth meeting

On 7 March 2013, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform held its eighth meeting at Chitsotso, Inhassoro, Mozambique. It was the third innovation platform meeting where participants came by their own transport.  Twenty-seven participants took part in the meeting including producers, community leaders, paraveterinarians, extension officers and researchers. The meeting was held at the goat farm … Continue reading

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

Extension workers in Mozambique trained on managing communal pasture areas for goats

As mentioned in an earlier blog post on innovation platform meetings, the innovation platform in Inhassoro District identified the use of communal pasture areas as one of the main actions to improve goat production in the district. Although pasture areas existed before the Mozambique civil war (1977-1992), they have been out of use for many … Continue reading

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

BAIF / ILRI / India / Small Ruminants

Outcome Mapping and innovation platforms in the imGoats project: Reflections from India

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. At the close of the workshop, I asked Ramkumar Bendapudi, postdoctoral scientist at the International Livestock … Continue reading