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FEED THE FUTURE INNOVATION LAB FOR LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS

VIRTUAL POSTER SESSION

Based on the symposium

Extending Our Reach:
Improving human nutrition and incomes through
effective livestock research and extension partnerships

APRIL 25-26, 2019 | KATHMANDU, NEPAL

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems and the Government of Nepal held a symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 25 and 26, 2019 on the theme of Extending Our Reach: Improving human nutrition and incomes through effective livestock research and extension partnerships. This symposium brought together ministers and key policy-makers, researchers, public and private sector extensionists, producer organizations, as well as university administrators, to discuss the global relevance of research-extension linkages for human nutrition and livestock. The symposium highlighted pathways for connecting research and extension services provided by the public and private sectors as well as civil society in different countries to foster more effective research delivery and diffusion through collaboration with extension and advisory services in developing countries.

The symposium's poster session introduced participants to a wide range of experiences, particularly in nutrition-sensitive livestock systems research and extension activities. The posters are organzied according to these themes:

  1. Innovative Approaches Linking Livestock Research and Extension
  2. Behavioral Change and Animal-Source Food Consumption
  3. Policy Directives and Field Realities
  4. Evaluation of Extension’s Nutrition Efforts
  5. Partnerships to Improve Human Health and Nutrition through Extension
  6. Youth, Gender, and Livestock Extension Systems

You may also download the booklet of Poster Abstracts.

 Posters

Theme 1: Innovative Approaches Linking Livestock Research and Extension

No.TitleAuthorsAffiliationsKeywords
1 Factors affecting the productive and reproductive traits of indigenous goats Joshi Arati, and Kalauni Dharmendra1 Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal Breed, parity, conception, kidding, altitude, seasonality
2 Good livestock management practices to improve vegetable production, nutrition security and household income in rural Nepal Raju Ghimire1, Ramjee P. Ghimire2, and Murari Suvedi2 1Agriculture Information and Training Center, Nepal; 2Michigan State University, USA Livestock shed improvement, off-season vegetable production, nutrition security, Nepal
3 Dairy farmers’ willingness to pay for mobile advisory services K. S. Kadain, and H. R. Meena1 ICAR - National Dairy Research Institute, India  Willingness to pay, advisory services, dairy farming 
4 Effectiveness of mobile advisory services in dairy farming: An innovative approach to link livestock research and farmers H. R. Meena, B. S. Meena, and K. S. Kadian ICAR- National Dairy Research Institute, India  Advisory services, dairy farming, effectiveness, adoption 
5 Inclusiveness in access to livestock services in Ethiopia: The case of dairy Bart Minten1, Yetimwork Habte2, Seneshaw Tamru3, and Agajie Tesfaye4  1International Food Policy Research Institute, Ethiopia
2Policy Studies Institute, Ethiopia
3University of Leuven, Belgium
4Ethiopian Institute of Agriculture Research, Ethiopia 
Extension, dairy, Ethiopia, inclusiveness 
6

Conditional cash transfers and embedded extension: A
mechanism to promote adoption of improved goat shelter design principles in a post-emergency recovery context

Krishna Mohan, and Prachanda Kattel Catholic Relief Services, Nepal  Nepal, cash transfer, extension, goat, shelter, adoption, emergency recovery 
7 Effect of planting methods on forage production of Brachiaria hybrid cv. “Mulato II”, Brachiaria ruziziensis and Megathyrsus maximus cv. “C1” in a sub-humid zone of West Africa Nouhoun Zampaligré1, Esteban Rios², José Dubeux², and Ken Boote²  1Institute of Environmental and Agricultural Research (INERA), Burkina Faso
2University of Florida, USA 
Biomass, tropical forages, sub-humid zone, planting methods, West Africa 

Theme 2: Behavioral Change and Animal-Source Food Consumption

8 Empowering women and improving nutrition through livestock transfer: Lessons from Senegal Sarah McClung1, Charlotte Block2, and Ina Schønberg1  1USAID Advancing Nutrition
2National Cooperative Business Association, CLUSA International 
Animal-source foods, small ruminants, poultry, women’s empowerment, economic
livelihoods, advisory services, nutrition-sensitive, resilience, asset accumulation 
9

“Our food may not be very safe, because nowadays everything uses chemicals:” Women’s perceptions of food safety and nutrition in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

S. Morgan Brown1, Chhay Ty2, Pok Samkol2, Hung Nguyen-Viet3, Delia Grace3, and Melissa F. Young 1Emory University, USA
2Centre for Livestock and Agriculture Development (CelAgrid), Cambodia
3International Livestock Research Institute, Vietnam and Kenya 
Nutrition, food safety, pesticides 
10

Evaluating the impact of sending SMS messages to increase egg consumption among children 1-2 years of age, a clusterrandomized controlled trial in Kanchanpur, Nepal

Kenda Cunningham1, Pooja Pandey Rana1, and Ed Frongillo2  1Helen Keller International, Nepal
2University of South Carolina, USA 
Behavior change, child nutrition, dietary diversity, egg consumption, Nepal 
11 The gift of chickens: An innovative behavior change strategy to improve infant and young child nutrition through increased egg consumption in Burkina Faso Sarah McKune University of Florida, USA  Animal-source foods, Burkina Faso, children, empowerment, nutrition, poultry 
12 “More milk, please!” Does increased milk consumption lead to better child growth and development in rural Nepal? Laurie C. Miller1, Neena Joshi2, Mahendra Lohani3, Sumanta Neupane4, Shailes Neupane5, and Andrew L. Thorne-Lyman 1Tufts University, USA
2Heifer Nepal
3Heifer International, USA
4Square One Research and Training, Nepal
5Valley Research Group, Nepal
6Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA 
 
13 Multisector community development improves child diet quality relative to other household members more than nutrition training alone in rural Nepal Laurie C. Miller1, Neena Joshi2, Mahendra Lohani3, Beatrice Rogers1, Sumanta Neupane4, Shailes Neupane5, Shibani Ghosh4, and Patrick Webb4  1Tufts University, USA
2Heifer Nepal
3Heifer International, USA
4Square One Research and Training, Nepal
5Valley Research Group, Nepal 
Milk, child, Nepal, growth, development, community development 
14 Turning barriers into opportunities: Lamia Anwar Shama ACDI/VOCA, Bangladesh   
15 Nutrition sensitive poultry programming and egg consumption behavior Rojee Suwal1, Nabin Shakya1, Lokendra Pandey2, Pooja Pandey Rana1, and Kenda Cunnigham1  1Helen Keller International, Nepal
2Vijaya Development Resource Center, Nepal 
Nutrition sensitive, egg consumption, undernutrition, behavior 
16 Assessment of existing milk production, consumption and marketing patterns Shristi Upadhyaya, Iebu Devkota, Biplov Sapkota, and Nirajan Bhattarai Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal  Dairy, milk, yield, breed, average rate, production, per annum 

Theme 3: Policy Directives and Field Realities

17 Supply chain analysis for the Peste des Petits Ruminants vaccine Daniel Acosta1, Saskia Hendrickx1, and Jeffrey Mariner2 1University of Florida, USA
2Tufts University, USA
Livestock vaccine, Peste des Petits Ruminants, vaccines, food security, livestock health, supply chain
18 Role of females in agriculture related to work performance and decision making Roshan Dhakal Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal Feminization, gender, agriculture, livestock, labor
19 Value chain analysis of backyard poultry in Nuwakot district of Nepal Pratistha Joshi, and Peshal Kumar Puri Himalayan College of Agricultural Science and Technology, Nepal Value chain, market, backyard poultry, rural farmers, livelihood, nutrition, extension
20 Utilization of information sources for organic waste management by dairy farmers of rural Punjab Amandeep Singh, Rupasi Tiwari, Triveni Dutt, and Pragya Joshi ICAR - Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India Dairy farmers, extension, information and communications technology, information
source, mass media, organic waste
21

Cross-country analysis of human and institutional capacity development challenge in livestock systems research: Problematizing training as a research capacity development
solution

Rebecca J. Williams University of Florida, USA  

Theme 4: Evaluation of Extension’s Nutrition Efforts

22

A three-step process for evaluating livestock and nutrition research

Marjatta Eilitta, Brigitte Pfluger, and Sebastian Galindo University of Florida, USA Evaluation, innovation, lessons learned, innovation dissemination, research for
development

Theme 5: Partnerships to Improve Human Health and Nutrition through Extension

23 Effect of feeding herbal medicinal residue on the performance,
slaughter-carcass traits, meat quality and fatty acid composition of
goats
George Dominic, KS Prasad, NM Soren, SBN Rao, and Partha Sarathi Swain ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India Carcass characteristics, digestibility of nutrients, Ksheerabala Thailam residue,
polyunsaturated fatty acids
24 Development of a nutrition-sensitive agriculture training manual for use by extension staff in Ethiopia: The experience of the Feed The Future Growth Through Nutrition Activity livelihoods team Jennifer Lane1, Dan Abbott2, Andrea Menefee2, Amare Feleke3, Lioul Berhanu2, Yigzaw
Dessalegn3, and David Harvey3
1University of California, Davis, USA
2Save the Children
3Land O'Lakes International Development
Livestock, nutrition-sensitive, Ethiopia, manual, animal-source foods

Theme 6: Youth, Gender, and Livestock Extension Systems

25 Gender roles in livestock rearing: A case from the Kanachanpur District of Nepal Dharmendra Kalauni, and Joshi Arati Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal Gender, livestock rearing, Nepal, milk, cow dung
26 It’s not enough to talk about it: Kathlee Freeman ACDI/VOCA Livestock service providers, livestock productivity, nutrition, decision-making
27 Popularizing fodder cultivation practices among rural women and youth: The case of Bajra Napier Hybrid R. K. Singh, B. P. Singh, P. K. Mukherjee, Mahesh Chander, R. S. Suman, D. Bardhan, Y. P. Singh, Rakesh Pandey, and Ranjeet Singh ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India  
28 Characteristics and performance of community animal health workers Sabita Yadav, and Luke Colavito iDE Nepal  


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