Animal Feeding / ASSP / CRP37 / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Tanzania

FEAST – how it helped a feed innovation project with engagement, intervention design and impact assessment

FEAST was originally developed as a decision-support tool to help in identifying appropriate feed interventions in smallholder systems. During the MilkIT Project FEAST was used in both India and Tanzania but in different ways and with different benefits. We reflected on the use of FEAST during our final project meeting in Lushoto Tanzania and produced a rough poster outlining the various ways in which FEAST was used and what the benefits of use were. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / CRP37 / Dairying / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Markets / South Asia / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Enhancing dairy feed interventions in India and Tanzania – three messages from the MilkIT project

In December 2014, the MilkIT project (Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation and value chain development approaches) held final workshops in Lushoto and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. On 11 December, team members met in an ‘Outreach Meeting’ with various stakeholders and partners. The aim of the meeting was to continue synthesizing the key insights of the project through interactions with a wider community. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / Crop-Livestock / CRP37 / Dairying / Environment / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / ILRI40 / Impact Assessment / India / Livestock / South Asia

Growing food and feed with less environmental impact: A dual-crop impact narrative

ILRI and its partners are developing highly productive dual-purpose crops and presenting a strong case for further, stronger collaboration between national and international crop and livestock institutions. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / CRP37 / Dairying / Feeds / Film and Video / Fodder / Forages / Gender / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / South Asia

MilkIT: Enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India through feed innovation

The MilkIT (enhancing dairy-based livelihoods in India and Tanzania through feed innovation) project comes to an end in December 2014. The project team in India recently produced a video documenting some of the project’s experiences, zooming in on innovation platforms, womens’ empowerment, and enhanced forage availability. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / ASSP / CRP37 / Dairying / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Intensification / Livestock

Innovation Platforms as a tool for smallholder dairy development: Experiences from Uttarakhand in India

At last week’s Tropentag 2014 conference Thanammal Ravichandran, Nils Teufel and Alan Duncan gave a presentation on the use of innovation platforms in the ‘milkIT’ project in India. The study evaluates the process of IP functioning and conflict management through a qualitative “innovation storyline”. The IP meetings were regularly documented with details of issues discussed, actions planned and follow up activities. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / Crop-Livestock / CRP37 / Dairying / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / ILRI40 / India / Livestock / South Asia / Southeast Asia

Impact of feed technologies on livestock production in India: Poster summaries from four studies

These posters, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, highlight livestock feeds and milk marketing challenges in India and research by ILRI and partners towards addressing them. Continue reading