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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