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Animal Breeding / Asia / ASSP / Breeds / Goats / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pakistan / Small Ruminants / South Asia

Increasing goat productivity through improved breeding bucks in Bahawalpur, Pakistan

In Pakistan, most farmers have mixed goat breeds without clear breeding objectives; thus the expected genetic improvements are rather arbitrary. The AIP-Livestock project provided two pure Beetal (Makhi-Cheeni) bucks to the local community at Chak 93DB to improve productivity and income from goat production. Five farmers’ goat flocks were involved in this breeding exercise. The … Continue reading

Animal Health / Asia / ASSP / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pakistan / Small Ruminants / South Asia

Economic benefits of anthelmintic treatment for small ruminants in Pakistan

In May 2016, the AIP-Livestock project, in collaboration with ICARDA, PARC and the Department of Livestock, Balochistan, organized a small ruminant health camp and provided anthelmintic treatment to livestock holders in Khuzdar District. Continue reading

Africa / ASSP / Crop-Livestock / East Africa / Ethiopia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Legumes

Understanding niches for multi-purpose-legume intensification in smallholder farming systems: Early applications of the decision-support Legume CHOICE tool in Ethiopia

Legumes have great potential to contribute to rural livelihoods and natural resources, according to a poster designed by scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

Promoting collective marketing in Ethiopia to ensure smallholder farmer access to domestic and international grain markets
Africa / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Legumes / Markets

Promoting collective marketing in Ethiopia to ensure smallholder farmer access to domestic and international grain markets

Legume-dependent farmers in Ethiopia suffer from low productivity and poor value chain development. Gaining access to domestic and international grain markets would offer farmers an opportunity to increase knowledge and skills and grow their profit margins, helping poverty reduction through the implementation marketing strategies. Continue reading