Inter-Agency Donor Group (IADG) on pro-poor livestock research and development

  • 24th November 2015
  • by secretary


16th annual meeting of Inter-Agency Donor Group IADG18th – 20th November 2015. GIZ-House in Berlin. The “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH” organised the 16th annual meeting of the Inter-Agency Donor Group (IADG) on pro-poor livestock research and development.

The major theme of the meeting was ‘Improving the contribution of livestock to human health, nutrition and wellbeing’. With a mix of formal presentations, structured discussions and break out groups, the meeting brought together aspects of livestock keeping and production with human nutrition and health parameters.

16th IADG Meeting Agenda

Extract of the presentations:

Parallel Session II

Understanding the livestock to nutrition pathway for better outcomes – Carmen Jaquez Land’O’Lakes

RELOAD: Reduction of Post-harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains – Margareta Lelea Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtschaft (DITSL), University of Kassel Margareta Lelea


Mycotoxins in animal feed: François Stepman – PAEPARD 

Parallel Session IV

Animal source food in human nutrition. Role of dairy products in human nutrition. Presentation of the book ‘Milk and dairy products in human nutrition” – FAO Jurjen Draajier

Role of informal markets in the dairy sector. Towards professionalizing, not criminalizing, informal sellers of milk and meat in poor countries. Recent ILRI and IFPRI research. – ILRI Kristina

Related PAEPARD blogpost:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Food safety and informal markets: Animal products in sub-Saharan

Food safety and informal markets: Animal products in sub-Saharan Africa. 

London, UK: Routledge.
Roesel, K. and Grace, D. 2014.

284 pages

Animal products are vital components of the diets and livelihoods of people across sub-Saharan Africa. They are frequently traded in local, unregulated markets and this can pose significant health risks. This volume presents an accessible overview of these issues in the context of food safety, zoonoses and public health, while at the same time maintaining fair and equitable livelihoods for poorer people across the continent.
The book includes a review of the key issues and 25 case studies of the meat, milk, egg and fish food sectors drawn from a wide range of countries in East, West and Southern Africa, as part of the “Safe Food, Fair Food” project. It describes a realistic analysis of food safety riskby developing a methodology of ‘participatory food safety risk assessment’, involving small-scale producers and consumers in the process of data collection in a data-poor environment often found in developing countries. This approach aims to ensure market access for poor producers, while adopting a realistic and pragmatic strategy for reducing the risk of food-borne diseases for consumers.