Animal Feeding / Feeds / Fodder / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Scaling

Scaling out project outcomes requires a ‘special chemistry’

After a session of the the November 2010 Fodder Adoption Project (FAP) workshop in Laos, we recorded ‘notes’ of three world cafe hosts who collated cross-project lessons (from Ethiopia, Syria, and Vietnam) on three issues: Innovation approaches, feed assessment, and scaling out. In this video, Werner Stür, formerly with CIAT in Vietnam, reports back on … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Fodder / Innovation Systems

Innovation approaches – Collective learning from the Fodder Adoption Project

After a session of the the November 2010 Fodder Adoption Project (FAP) workshop in Laos, we recorded ‘notes’ of three world cafe hosts who collated cross-project lessons (from Ethiopia, Syria, and Vietnam) on three issues: Innovation approaches, feed assessment, and scaling out. In this video, Ranjitha Puskur of ILRI reports on the lessons on innovation … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Feeds / Fodder

Feed a key issue to manage livestock systems in transition

After a session of the the November 2010 Fodder Adoption Project (FAP) workshop in Laos, we recorded ‘notes’ of three world cafe hosts who collated cross-project lessons (from Ethiopia, Syria, and Vietnam) on three issues: Innovation approaches, feed assessment, and scaling out. In this video, Michael Blümmel of ILRI reports back on the discussions about … Continue reading

Innovation Systems

Innovation systems principles – Strengths and weaknesses

On 18 and 19 November 2010, the Fodder Adoption Project organized a mini-symposium on feed in smallholder systems as part of the week-long discussions. On the second day of the symposium, discussions focused on innovation systems principles and their application in livestock and feed research for development. The aim was to examine if such approaches … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Fodder / Innovation Systems

Selecting an innovation systems research site

At last week’s end of project workshop, we asked project teams to identify ‘generic’ lessons that could inform the selection of research sites in a project like this one. Keith Sones reflects on the conversation on site selection, asking “what would be a ‘good’ FAP site?” An interesting dilemma arose during the discussion about site … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Feeds / Fodder / Forages

Synthesizing the feed in smallholder systems symposium

Keith Sones writes… As part of my support to the FAP end-of-project meeting I was asked to synthesise the outputs of the one-day mini symposium on ‘feeds in smallholder systems‘, held on 18 November as part of the wider meeting. The process for the mini symposium was innovative and useful (and one I plan to … Continue reading

Animal Feeding / Fodder / Innovation Systems

Feed in smallholder systems mini-symposium

On 18 and 19 November 2010, the Fodder Adoption Project organised a mini-symposium on ‘feed in smallholder systems’ as part of week-long end-of-project review discussions. The session was opened by Alan Duncan with a brief presentation on Sustainable livestock intensification in smallholder systems – where does feed fit and how can current constraints be overcome?. … Continue reading