Defining impact pathways for the Nicaragua dual-purpose cattle value chain

CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish

Stakeholders at the Livestock and Fish Nicaragua impact pathways and planning workshop

From 5 – 9 August, 2013 a 5-day workshop was held in Managua, Nicaragua to define value chain impact pathways and develop an initial framework for the program’s implementation strategy in the country.

The workshop incorporated participants from a wide range of stakeholders, including representatives of smallholder farmer associations, national and international extension partners, national agricultural research institutions, universities, government, and private sector.

Ariel Cajina, of the Nicaraguan Dairy Chamber (Canislac), presented the current context of the Nicaraguan dual-purpose value chain and the government’s livestock development strategy. He highlighted the goal of intensifying livestock productivity while preserving natural resource integrity, as well as the need to improve market opportunities and strengthening policies in favor of small livestock farmers.

The definition of the program’s impact pathways, led by Michael Kidoido (ILRI), included an initial assessment by participants of the current status of the value chain, followed by the identification of the…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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