Animal Feeding / ASSP / CRP37 / Dairying / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Research / South Asia / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value chains

Innovation platforms for dairy development in India and Tanzania

Multi-stakeholder innovation platforms were set up at different levels as part of the milkIT project, resulting in more milk sales, more interactions and better linkages among different value chain actors in India, and, in Tanzania, access to a larger variety of better feeds. This video explains how the milkIT project worked with innovation platforms Continue reading

Animal Feeding / ASSP / CRP37 / Dairying / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / India / Livestock / Markets / Research / South Asia / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value chains

Smallholder dairying: better marketing or better feeding – which comes first?

The milkIT project hypothesis was that improvements in milk markets would lead to increased productivity by farmers. This video explains the approaches followed: linking farmers to markets (using market ‘pull’ to drive productivity increases) and farmers’ productivity increases which will attract the market to them. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / ASSP / CRP37 / Dairying / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / India / Livestock / Research / South Asia / Southern Africa / Tanzania / Value chains

Working out how to improve livestock feeding: The FEAST feed assessment tool

The Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) was one of the key tools used in the milkIT project to assess local feed resource availability and use, guiding targeting and appropriate intervention strategies. This video explains how FEAST was used in the project: Continue reading

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

Enhancing livestock productivity through feed and feeding interventions in India and Tanzania

This report shares results and lessons on productivity-enhancing feed interventions developed through MilkIT, a project to promote milk production in India and Tanzania. Continue reading

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

Innovation platforms to improve smallholder dairying in India and Tanzania

This report reflects on the potential role of innovation platforms as spaces to identify and spread useful
innovations associated with dairy production and feeding. It draws examples from MilkIT, a project to promote milk production in India and Tanzania. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / CRP37 / Dairying / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Scaling / South Asia

Fostering convergence and technology adoption: Scaling MilkIT dairy feed innovations in India

During the December 2014 MilkIT project, we caught up with B.K. Bhatt who works in the Integrated Livelihood Support Project (ILSP) financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). He reflects on some of the reasons why he worked with the project and what it has contributed to his work. Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Asia / ASSP / CRP37 / Dairying / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Scaling / South Asia

Solution-oriented action research: Scaling MilkIT dairy feed innovations in India

During the December 2014 MilkIT project, we caught up with Ahmed Iqbal, chief development officer (CDO) for Almora district in the Uttarakhand state government. He reflects on some of the reasons why he worked with the project and what it has contributed to his work. Continue reading