Unpacking the tensions between the nutritional and economic goals of pro-poor livestock development
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Unpacking the tensions between the nutritional and economic goals of pro-poor livestock development

Discussants at this event unpacked the tensions inherent between developing livestock markets to meet economic goals of the poor and meeting the nutritional needs of poor households raising livestock. Continue reading

The hand that cares and feeds: India’s unnatural ‘natural’ caretakers of livestock
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The hand that cares and feeds: India’s unnatural ‘natural’ caretakers of livestock

I was impressed by how much India’s women food producers make the most out of their situations, how often they thrive in what they do despite constraints, how few view themselves as victims of their circumstances, how often, and with what assurance and purposefulness, they exercise agency. Continue reading

Odisha Odyssey: The Arcadian landscapes and tribal goat keepers of Mayurbhanj
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Odisha Odyssey: The Arcadian landscapes and tribal goat keepers of Mayurbhanj

Note: This is the sixth in a series of articles on ‘Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods—A dozen stories from northern and eastern India’.
PART 6: Odisha Odyssey: The Arcadian landscapes and tribal goat keepers of Mayurbhanj Continue reading

‘Wonder Women’ of Bhubaneswar
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‘Wonder Women’ of Bhubaneswar

Temple carving in Bhubaneswar (this and all photos on this page by ILRI/Susan MacMillan). Note: This is the fifth in a series of articles on ‘Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods— A dozen stories from northern and eastern India’. PART 5: The ‘Wonder Women’ of Bhubaneswar By Susan MacMillan, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) … Continue reading

No longer business as usual: Improved feeds transforming dairying in Zimbabwe
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No longer business as usual: Improved feeds transforming dairying in Zimbabwe

Farmers participating in the Zimbabwe Crop-Livestock Integration for Food Security (ZimCLIFS) project have increased their gross margins by up to 70%. The ongoing food security improvement project is targeting the country’s dairy farmers to help improve feed farming and overall dairy production. Continue reading