Increasing Livestock Productivity in Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems in South Asia Proceedings of a Planning Workshop of Regional Stakeholders 15-17 Nov 1999 uri icon


  • The inception workshop of stakeholders in the new project "Increasing LivestockProductivity in Mixed Crop-Livestock Systems in South Asia" was held at theInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT),Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh, India f rom the 15-17 November, 1999. Theworkshop brought together natural and social scientists.Three international agricultural research centers (International Crops ResearchInstitute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, the International Livestock Research Institute,and the Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo) of the ConsultativeGroup on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) were represented. Thenational agricultural research systems (NARS) of four countries in South Asia;Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka and one advanced institution - the NaturalResources Institute (NRI ) , University of Greenwich, UK - also participated in theworkshop.The purpose of this project is to develop a crop-livestock typology that wi l lultimately improve the effectiveness of technical and socio-economicinterventions aimed at improving animal performance and protecting the naturalresource base at farm level in South Asia. The workshop provided an overview ofthe project proposal, the allocation of resources for specific activities, thedefinition of specific milestones, a description of crop-livestock systems in theregions and the status of data available on livestock production in the fourcountries.The CGIAR Systemwide Livestock Program (SLP), co-ordinated by theInternational Livestock Research Institute ( ILRI ) , financially supported theworkshop. This initiative was established in 1995 to promote the formation of ecoregionalresearch consortia between the crop and livestock centers of the CGIAR,the NARS and advanced institutions in developed countries to address commonproblems. The SLP is a component of the global research program of the ILRI

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  • 1999