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 / Value chains

The imGoats Jhadol-Kanthariya Innovation Platform holds its third meeting

The imGoats Jhadol-Kanthariya innovation platform held its third meeting on 14 October 2011 to review progress made on the action plans related to sale of animals during the Navrata festival and training of goat keepers on how to identify symptoms of disease and worm infection in their goats and collect faecal samples for laboratory analysis. … Continue reading

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

The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its third meeting

On 18 October 2011, the imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform held its third meeting at Chimajane, Mozambique. About 24 participants took part in the meeting, representing producers, community leaders, paraveterinarians, extension officers, researchers, and meat buyers and sellers. The main objective of the meeting was to follow up on the second innovation platform meeting held in … 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

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

The imGoats Inhassoro innovation platform holds its second meeting

On 26 July 2011, the imGoats Inhassoro Innovation Platform (IP) held its second meeting at Mangungumete in Inhassoro District, Mozambique facilitated by CARE Mozambique. Some 25 value chain actors were present, representing producers and community leaders, retailers, paravets, government officials, and buyers. During the first IP meeting held on 26 May 2011, participants identified and … Continue reading

BAIF / ILRI / India / Innovation systems / Value chains

The imGoats Jhadol-Kanthariya Innovation Platform holds its first meeting

On 2 August 2011, the imGoats Jhadol-Kanthariya Innovation Platform in Udaipur, India held its first meeting that brought together 27 participants representing goat producers, traders and input service providers. The meeting was facilitated by BAIF, the imGoats implementing partner in India. The innovation platform meeting offered the opportunity for the different actors in the goat value … Continue reading

CARE International / ILRI / Mozambique / Southern Africa

The imGoats Innovation Platform in Inhassoro, Mozambique holds its first meeting

The first meeting of the imGoats Innovation Platform in Inhassoro was held on 26 May 2011 in Seta Complex, Inhassoro. The meeting was attended by 31 participants representing producers, group leaders, community leaders and chiefs of locality, community animal health workers (promotores), retailers, buyers and consumers. Also present were representatives of district and provincial veterinary … 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

Asia / BAIF / CRP11 / Goats / ILRI / India / Small Ruminants

imGoats India project stakeholders discuss policy recommendations for goat development in Rajasthan

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), together with its imGoats implementing partner in India, BAIF, hosted a one-day Experience Sharing Workshop on Goat Development on 2 December 2013 in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The meeting was attended by the director of the Animal Husbandry Department, Dr Maan, and 10 senior staff from the department, the dean of … 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