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I'm FAO's liaison to the World Bank and I'm coordinating a Gates-fund Livestock Data Innovation project in Africa (in collaboration with FAO/ILRI and AU-IBAR). We are piloting data activities (included improved livestock modules in National Panel Surveys )in three countries: Uganda, Tanzania, and FAO. The website is: http://www.africalivestockdata.org/afrlivestock/.
I will be going to Niger on mission in a few weeks and I wanted to solicit some good contacts in the sector, active NGOs, etc. I will have some meetings with Ministry staff but I'm hoping to organize a stakeholder workshop to discuss perspections about livestock data in Niger, identify critical core indicators of prioirity concern for sector management/planning/investment.
If you could send me contacts, that would be greatly appreciated.
I am engaged in promoting livestock development for the ultra-poor community specially with the women in West Bengal, Jharkahnd and Orissa of India. I want to develop some pictorial learning materials for livestock development for promoting better management practices related to Goat, Sheep and Pig so that our ultra-poor women could adopt that practices and get more profit from their livelihood activity.
It would be very helpful for me if any one could suggest and give some links for those materials.
Program Officer, Trickle Up
I moved to Mongolia about a month ago and will take over the preparation of the Mongolia Livestock-based Livelihoods Support Project. I am concerned about the proposed strategy of linking herders with the market by constructing abatoirs and processing facilities through a matching grant mechanism. I have some experience with crops and to some extent dairy in the area of market linkages but not with meat and other livestock products. I recognize that each product exhibit characteristics that may not be transferrable to others for a similar type of linkages to be forged. In the light of this, I would like to request for any information (best practice if any) you may have on ways to by which the project can stimulate market linkages between herders and traders for livestock products. Any other literature that might be related to the project will also be appreciated.
Thank you and best regards,
Senior Rural Development Specialist
The World Bank Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
tell how to improve the prouduction of the local poultry breed in sudan
My research interest is small ruminants , especially management, breeding and genetics I try to get a fund from Egyptian government for 3-6 months, So, I need to send me acceptance letter contains all details proposal suggest and plan research suitable to your lab facilities.
As you may know, CIAT, ICARDA, ILRI and WorldFish have received positive feedback – and
some critical comments – from the CGIAR Consortium on their proposed Livestock Fish research program (livestock-fish.wikispaces.com)
The drafting team of the revised proposal URGENTLY need your help to respond to some of the critical questions raised by the reviewers.
The first question addresses a fundamental hypothesis underlying the proposal:
Can we really expect livestock and fish production ‘by the poor’ to contribute meaningfully to nutrition ‘for the poor’?
Take a look at our blog – where all the various documents are linked – and share your views on the question we pose !
MANY thanks in advance
Between now and the end of February 2011 FAO have requested the NGO ‘Vetwork’ to examine how cash transfers and voucher schemes have been used in emergencies that affect livestock owning communities (that almost all emergencies!). We believe there is a growing body of evidence on what constitutes good practice to be obtained from the direct experience of supporting livestock owners through their livestock assets and indirectly from work in other sectors, for example human health, nutrition, water and shelter.
The results of this work will be:
1. A peer reviewed position paper
2. Recommendations on how the information in the position paper might be utilised by the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) project. LEGS will soon become a companion module to Sphere.
The review will include key informant interviews, literature review and site visits (if practical). If you have an interest in this area or reports on the use of cash transfers and vouchers – even in non livestock related projects. I would be grateful if you could get in touch with me.
as part of the WB-ILRI-FAO Livestock Data Innovation Project in Africa, we are making a review of household survyes conducted in pastoral areas, including methodologies to locate and interview pastoral people. At regard, I would appreciate if you could share with us any relevant documents / papers / surveys you may have.
Thanks and regards,
Ugo Pica-Ciamarra (FAO)
At FAO we are in the process of examining the livestock, gender and food security issues and we are looking for photographs that show women in participating in every part of the livestock value chain.
Should you have photographs that you would be prepared to share with us, we would be very grateful if you could send them to the following address: Frauke.Kramer@fao.org
Thank you in advance for your collaboration.