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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

Animal Feeding / ASSP / CIAT / CRP37 / Dairying / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Southern Africa / Tanzania

Dairy development in Tanzania with local innovation platforms: When and how can they be useful?

This brief seeks to answer what role can local innovation platforms play in helping Tanzania dairy producers solve these problems? Under what conditions are they useful, and what are the factors for success? Do we need innovation platforms at the village level, or can we work with producer groups? 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

Animal Feeding / ASSP / CRP37 / Feeds / Forages / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Tanzania

FEAST – how it helped a feed innovation project with engagement, intervention design and impact assessment

FEAST was originally developed as a decision-support tool to help in identifying appropriate feed interventions in smallholder systems. During the MilkIT Project FEAST was used in both India and Tanzania but in different ways and with different benefits. We reflected on the use of FEAST during our final project meeting in Lushoto Tanzania and produced a rough poster outlining the various ways in which FEAST was used and what the benefits of use were. Continue reading