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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000

    The use of participatory tools and methods has increased dramatically in

    natural resource management (NRM) over the past decade, largely because of

    the recognition that sustainable NRM cannot be achieved without involving the

    individuals and communities who make decisions about how resources are

    used. Participation of resource users and other stakeholders is important not

    only in the management of resources, but also in research oriented toward the

    generation of information and innovations that shape how resources are

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000

    This document is divided in four parts. The first part, external influences shaping ILRI's strategy, discusses the role of livestock in poverty alleviation, food and nutritional security, the environment and human health, livestock demand and production trends, productivity challenge, evolution of livestock systems, trends in science and information technologies and stakeholders for international livestock research. The second part highlights rationale for strategic choices while the third part outlines the strategic choices.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000

    This annual report takes as its theme the central challenge facing the institute and its partners at the start of the new millennium: making the livestock revolution work for the poor. It is a companion report to the institutes new strategic plan, which takes the revolution as its basis in determining how ILRI's programme should evolve in the first decade of the 21st century. The report begins and ends on a farm in central Ethiopia, whose mixed crop-livestock producers are just beginning to participate in the expanding dairy market of the country's capital, Addis Ababa.

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000

    The study of gender issues in agricultural production has become an important subject of inquiry, even since questions were raised on whether women and men benefited equally from economic development. The focus of the debate and empirical research has primarily been on the role of women in crop production to the virtual exclusion of the role of gender (women, men and children) in livestock farming.

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2000

    As the share of small ruminant meat, especially sheep, in the demand and consumption of meat in general grows, information about consumer expenditure behaviour and demand parameters for live sheep will be valuable for several interest groups in the sheep industry. Using the Heckman two-stage approach, this study shows that sheep prices and household income, as well as socio-demographic factors, including household size and composition, significantly affect the likelihood of buying live sheep and expenditures on live sheep.

  6. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2000

    Biometric skills in developing countries are inadequate to support the changing priorities of agricultural research with the consequence that the quality of research aimed at increasing food security and alleviating poverty is often deficient because it lacks good statistical design" (CTA, 1997).

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