News and updates on research on livestock value chains by the International Livestock Research Institute and partners

Monday, March 23, 2009

Vietnam pigs project launches website

A new website has been launched for the project "Improving the competitiveness of pig producers in an adjusting Vietnam market".

The project is working to identify an appropriate policy and technology framework and forms of market and institution coordination that will allow smallholder pig producers in Vietnam to competitively raise their incomes through better access to higher value market chains.

The project is funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), and is a partnership involving ILRI, the Vietnam Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agricultural and Rural Development (IPSARD), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Oxfam and University of Queensland.

Monday, March 02, 2009

ILRI research report: Influence pathways and economic impacts of policy change in the Kenyan dairy sector

This ILRI research report presents the results of an ex post assessment of the impact of the revised Kenya dairy policy. It outlines the policy change process, investigates induced behavioural changes at the levels of field regulators and small-scale milk vendors, and estimates economic impacts on producers, small-scale milk vendors and consumers.

It also provides a strategic assessment of the research and coordinating roles played by ILRI, recognizing that ILRI was only one partner in a complex project with many people and organizations involved, and estimates how much of the overall gains can be attributed to this research/coordination component.

Kaitibie S, Omore A, Rich K, Salasya B, Hooton N, Mwero D and Kristjanson P. 2009. Influence pathways and economic impacts of policy change in the Kenyan dairy sector. Research Report 15. ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), Nairobi, Kenya. 58 pp.