Division of Food Production and Society

Empowering small-scale farmers (SPEAR): towards the SDGs through participative, innovative and sustainable livestock and poultry value chains (LPVC)

Active Last updated: 28.08.2019
End: aug 2021
Start: sep 2018

NIBIO is leading the LEAP-Agri EU project SPEAR on improving productivity and quality on local livestock and poultry value chains (LPVCs). The overall goal of SPEAR is to provide science-based frameworks and indicators capable of monitoring and evaluating improvements in productivity and quality of livestock and poultry value chains. This will be achieved by developing and testing a Participatory Value Chain Modelling approach for the analysis of local livestock and poultry value chains; by identifying evidence-based challenges and opportunities related to production and marketing of livestock and poultry products by small-scale farmers, especially women and youth; by providing small-scale farmers with evidence-based tools and practices to empower them with knowledge and technologies to raise productivity and meet quality and sanitary standards and by providing policymakers with evidence-based strategies to enhance the smallholders’ ability to compete in the livestock markets. SPEAR will evaluate the LPVCs in Senegal, Ghana, and Kenya (focus countries).

Status Active
External project link http://sp3ar.eu
Start - end date 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2021
Project manager Giovanna Ottaviani Aalmo
Division Division of Food Production and Society
Department Economics and Society

 

 

“Empowering small scale livestock farmers towards the SDGs through participative, innovative and sustainable livestock value chains” (SPEAR) has been selected for funding. The project is led and coordinated by NIBIO (Department of Economics and Society and the Department of Business Economics and Management). The other partners involved are the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute(Ghana), the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (Kenya), the Institute of Food Technology (Senegal) and the Technical University of Madrid (Spain).

 

The overall goal of SPEAR is to provide science-based frameworks and indicators capable of monitoring and evaluating improvements in productivity and quality of livestock and poultry value chains. A total of 83 full proposals were assessed. Out of these 27 were selected for funding. 

 

LEAP-Agri is an ERA-NET co-fund financed by Ministries from 19 European and African countries with additional finances from the European Commission in support of the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and the implementation of the jointly funded EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership.