Livestock research for development: lessons learned from the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock agri-food systems


F Kruijssen, M Dhamankar, B van Schagen, H Posthumus

The CGIAR Research Program on Livestock provided research-based solutions to help smallholder farmers, pastoralists, and agro-pastoralists transition to sustainable and resilient livelihoods, and to profitable enterprises that will help feed future generations. The aim of the program was to increase the productivity and profitability of livestock agri-food systems in sustainable ways, making meat, milk, and eggs more available and affordable across low-and middle-income countries.