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Proceedings of a workshop on the development of a curriculum guide on Cross Border Biodiversity, ICRAF campus, Nairobi, Kenya: 21-23 August, 2017

The Kyoto Protocol addresses issues of climate and biodiversity. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) arising therefrom provides opportunities for countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while the Aichi Targets set approaches to biodiversity management and conservation.

Maximizing the production,marketing and returns from local chicken

There is considerable scope for indigenous chicken production and marketing. Smallholders, in particular, can potentially experience considerable benefits, given that indigenous chickens fetch a higher unit price on the Zambian market; their cost per kg.

Identifying appropriate farmer engagement approaches to raise interest of dairy farmers to take up improved feed and feeding practices for increased milk production

Given VIP4FS’s goal of bolstering food security and income among key actors in targeted value chains, including smallholder dairy, identifying and scaling approaches among dairy farmers to bolster milk production through the increased and appropriate use of quality fodder (i

Assessment of farmer groups in Solwezi, Manafwa and Kapchorwa Districts

The Value chain innovation Platforms for food security (VIP4FS) project characterization of the grassroots institutions began with a general census of farmer groups and various variants of coalitions.

Livelihood analysis of households in Solwezi District,Zambia

The study report aimed to provide information for understanding the context in which smallholder farmers operate in order to be able to propose interventions that will improve food security and hence enhance their livelihoods.

Kimaiyo et al., (2017)_Livelihood analysis of households in Manafwa and Kapchorwa

The Value chain Innovation Platforms Project for Food Security (VIP4FS) aims to identify principles and drivers that support scalable establishment of effective and equitable innovation platforms that enhance food security through greater engagement of smallholder farmers with markets.

The Volunteer Farmer Trainer Approach Three Years after the Exit of the East Africa Dairy Development Project:A Case Study of Four Dairy Producer Organizations in Kenya

The dairy sector in Kenya contributes to the incomes of smallholder farmers through employment and the sale of milk and dairy products. Due to the population increase, the demand for milk and other dairy products have continued to increase.