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Michael Handlos, CLiP Project leader
ILRI Burundi (IITA compound), Bujumbura
m.handlos@cgiar.org
Flemming Nielsen
IITA, Bu...
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Improved farm productivity through crop–livestock interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi

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Poster prepared by Michael Handlos (ILRI) and Flemming Nielsen (IITA) for the Joint International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Berlin, 4–8 September 2016

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Improved farm productivity through crop–livestock interventions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi

  1. 1. Michael Handlos, CLiP Project leader ILRI Burundi (IITA compound), Bujumbura m.handlos@cgiar.org Flemming Nielsen IITA, Bukavu - Kalambo, DR Congo f.nielsen@cgiar.org Crop Livestock integration Project Improved farm productivity through crop–livestock interventions  in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi This poster is licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence, September 2016 The CLiP theory of change (TOC) sets out the causal links between the research outputs and the subsequent chain of outcomes leading to the desired impact (Figure 1). It envisages an increase in farm productivity as a consequence of the rationalization of farm work, positively benefitting from an enabling environment, such as sustainable intensification and value chain integration. Increased productivity is expected to boost the quantity and profitability of marketable farm products, which in turn lead to increased household incomes. The project also fosters a more equitable distribution of the benefits of farm production among household members, and nurtures a balanced nutritional intake, particularly for women and children, through increased consumption of diverse and nutritionally rich foods. The assumptions of the TOC will be confirmed through a series of research-for-development (R4D) activities assessing the: • Impact of improved crop-livestock systems on gender livelihoods and the nutritional status of households; • Best use of crop residues considering soil fertility management and animal feed requirements (mulching, composting, manure production); • Identification of endemic livestock diseases in project area and their financial and other effects on livestock development; • Levels of aflatoxin contamination in food and feeds; • Effects of training approaches on agency and empowerment, the potential influence on intra-household and community-level decision-making; • Crop–livestock integration and its impact on sustainable job creation for young people. Project target: Piloting crop–livestock intervention with 1600 farming households in four ecologically paired field sites in the South Kivu province (eastern DRC): Miti and Kamanyola, and in the highlands and Rusizi plains of Burundi: Giheta and Cibitoke. Producer of bio fortified cassava Young goat breeder Shelling bio fortified maize Pasture improvement for better feeding of pigs ILRI thanks all donors and organizations which globally support its work through their contributions to the CGIAR system Figure 1: Theory of change Outputs 2–4 in the green triangles represent the CLiP  project technical outputs. Output 1, LLAFS, is the  enabling output which applies across the board Improved diet quality Increased consumption of diverse and nutritious foods Increased income Increased quantity and profit for farm products sold Increased farm productivity More equitable distribution of the benefits from farm production More control over assets and decision making Outcome 2 increased productivity Outcome 3 value chain linkages Productivity IDO Income IDO Nutrition IDO Gender and youth intermediate development outcome (IDO) Outcome4 gender,youth andnutrition Outcome1 LivestockLivelihoods andAgri-FoodSystems (LLAFS)integration Time Giheta Cibitoke Kamanyola Miti Michael Handlos (International Livestock Research Institute) and Flemming Nielsen (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) Poster presented at the Joint International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine: Tropical Animal Diseases and Veterinary Public Health—Joining Forces to Meet Future Global Challenges, 4–8 September 2016, Berlin, Germany

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