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August 23, 2018Knowledge Portal
Development of goat milk and meat value chains in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

This paper analyses the value chain of goat mild and meat in India. Goats are an important livelihood component for landless, marginal and small farmers and acts as a financial ‘safety net’. The dominant goat husbandry is a traditional low-input system. »

July 25, 2018Knowledge Portal
The business case for a landscape approach to sustainable beef production in Brazil

This study provides a business case for a landscape approach to sustainable beef production in Brazil. Cattle ranch São Marcelo is seeking to support the increase in production of sustainable, zero-deforestation, traceable beef in order to meet customer demand for such products. »

July 5, 2018Knowledge Portal
Empowering women in agribusiness through social and behaviour change

A publication series shares the experiences and initial impact of the first round of gender-transformative Household Dialogues conducted in Kenya and Vietnam in 2017. The household dialogue sessions impacted rural women and men in that they are now open to reflecting on and rethinking gender norms. »

July 5, 2018
The influence of livestock-derived foods on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life

This report synthesizes the best current evidence on the influence of livestock-derived foods, such as meat, milk and eggs, on the nutrition of pregnant and lactating mothers and infants during their first 1,000 days of life in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Africa and Asia. »

June 13, 2018Knowledge Portal
Food waste for livestock feeding: Feasibility, safety, and sustainability implications

This article describes an analysis to demonstrate the feasibility, safety and sustainability implication of recovering food waste for animal feeding (ReFeed). ReFeed is a vialbe option that has the potential to simultainiously address waste management, food security and resource and environmental challenges. »

May 7, 2018Knowledge Portal
Private and public costs and benefits of implementing a quality-based milk payment system in Kenya

This study assesses the model of dairy processor Happy Cow Ltd as a pilot to introduce a quality-based milk payment systems (QBMPS) in Kenya that integrates smallholders as suppliers. QBMPSs could successfully control and improve the milk quality in Kenya along the dairy chain. »