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Photobook: Supporting Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan
The Small Ruminants Investment and Graduating Households in Transition Project (SIGHT) aims to reduce poverty and improve national food security among Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan by providing a package of support to boost small-ruminant productivity.
IFAD Research Series No. 88: The Impact of Climate Change on Livestock Production in Mozambique
This paper focuses on activities targeting improved pasture management, supplemental feed sources and livestock value chain development.
Introduction to community pasture management plans in Kyrgyzstan
This publication synthesizes IFAD’s experience on introducing Community Pasture Management Plans in Kyrgyzstan and how the historical and legal context led to the creation of a modernized and sustainable pasture management system.
Management of Livestock Using Rotational Grazing
This publication provides a brief background on rangeland management in Tajikistan and offers key principles of rotational grazing practices that explain how and why such systems can achieve ecologically sustainable outcomes.
Research Series 84: Farmed animal production in tropical circular food systems
In this review, the role of farmed animals in circular food systems in the tropics is presented in four case studies.
Policy brief: Low carbon and resilient livestock development in Kyrgyzstan
Pastoral and agro-pastoral systems, if well managed, are the best-suited and adaptive form of agriculture for the majority of Kyrgyzstan’s land area that is too dry, cold, or mountainous for crop farming.
Following the thread of yak
This is the first publication exclusively focusing on yak wool production and its commercialization, incorporating the socio-environmental narrative attached to High Asia region and its herders communities.
Chicken raising to improve the livelihood and living conditions of poor, landless farmers in rural Cambodia
More than half of all rural Cambodian households keep poultry. Local bird breeds are the highest in demand in the local market, especially during festivals and celebrations.
Empowering rural people through a semiintensive rural poultry production model in Cambodia
This is case study is on the innovative poultry model, implemented by Green Innovet Cam with IFAD, in Cambodia.
The small livestock advantage: A sustainable entry point for addressing SDGs in rural areas
This report presents selected achievements and lessons learned from the growing portfolio of small livestock investments supported by IFAD.
Adaptation Framework Tool
The Adaptation Framework is a repository of adaptation actions for small-scale agriculture, including livestock, forestry, and fisheries. It provides an approach for incorporating adaptation practices into project design.
How to do note: Gender and pastoralism
This HTDN complements the IFAD Toolkit along with the 2018 HTDN on Pastoralism, which highlights the importance of gender in pastoral production systems.
How to do note: Rapid livestock market assessment - A guide for practitioners
The RLMA guide seeks to facilitate livestock market assessments in order to support those operating in the livestock sector, such as multilateral financial institutions, international development organizations, governments, research organizations, NGOs, community-based organizations, service providers and input suppliers.
Grant Results Sheet: Innovative beef valuechain development schemes in Southern Africa
The IFAD-funded SWAZI BEEF project set out to increase the quality of livestock and meat products and to diversify farmers’ incomes in the sugar-cane-producing areas of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) through targeted support to farmers and other value chain actors (livestock producers, butchers/meat processors, financial institutions and input providers).
Toolkit: Engaging with pastoralists – a holistic development approach
Pastoralism is a way of life based on territorial mobility, adopted in response to the challenges faced by human communities living in harsh or difficult environments.
How to do note: Engaging with pastoralists – a holistic development approach
This How To Do Note first outlines the problems developers need to be aware of in pastoral development.
Lessons learned: Engaging with pastoralists – a holistic development approach
These lessons learned have been developed for planners and policymakers: (a) to help them avoid investment strategies and policies that impact negatively on pastoralists; and (b) to enable them to ensure that specific policies and plans for pastoral development are more closely tailored to the needs of pastoralists.
Women-led business and value chain development; a case study in Tajikistan
Investments in smallholder goat development and related value chains are effective means to reduce poverty and increase the incomes of men and women from resource-poor households. They are also effective channels to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in remote mountainous areas.
Smallholder pig value chain development project
Developing smallholder pig value chains in Uganda to increase rural incomes and adapt to climate change.
Lessons learned: Pastoralism land rights and tenure
This note describes the land tenure issues faced by pastoralists and how IFAD has dealt with some of these through its programmes and projects.