Draft papers (working title) and lead authors

  • From taboo to commodity: History and current situation of cavy culture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo [Maass, Metre et al.] -- First manuscript is almost ready for review, 20 Oct. 2013 -- to be published inLivestock Research for Rural Development in August 2014! See Publications for the final citation.
  • The role of cavy farming in improving small farmer’s livelihoods in Sud-Kivu, eastern DRC [Chiuri, Wimba et al.] -- submitted under the title "Small is beautiful: Cavies improve livelihoods in DR Congo South Kivu Province" for the All African Conference on Animal Agriculture in Nairobi, October 2014.

  • Typology of cavy keepers in Sud-Kivu, eastern DRC [Gaston Amzati et al.]
  • Genetic diversity and characterization of cavies in Sud-Kivu, eastern DRC [Bertin Bisimwa, Francis Wamonje, Rob Skilton et al.]
  • Forage adoption? Challenges in post-conflict Sud-Kivu – a reflection on four years of on-farm research [Maass/Chiuri, Fabrice, Caroline et al.] -- first draft initiated during a writeshop in June 2014 in Naivasha.

Next steps



Venue and accomodation

Venue at CIAT offices in Kigali, Rwanda.
The writeshop starts on Monday 29.07.2013 at 8:30h AM – striving to end every day at 17:00 PM.

Accomodation at Nobleza Hotel located in Kicyukiro-Kigali, Kigali.
The Hotel shuttle will pick everybody from the Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Objective

The main purpose of holding this write-shop is to bring the DRC project team together to prepare manuscripts for publication along the following themes:
  • A review of cavy production in eastern DR Congo: Challenges and opportunities [review of available knowledge before the project started]
  • Current situation of cavy culture in Sud-Kivu, DRC [based on baseline]
  • Cavy value chain and markets in Sud-Kivu, eastern DRC [from assessments]
  • Genetic diversity of cavy and inbreeding in Sud-Kivu, eastern DRC [from molecular data]
  • Characterization of feeds and feeding in Sud-Kivu, eastern DRC [based on FEAST]
  • Evaluation of forages in Sud-Kivu, eastern DRC [based on demonstration plots, incl. herbage assessment and participatory variety selection (PVS)]

The writeshop will include
  • Reviewing existing data from the cavy project and ensure proper data entry (if there were issues, they should have been resolved jointly and well documented)
  • Identify key (exiting) messages from the data collected and analyzed
  • Learn about scientific publication – why, how, where?
  • Produce draft publications on cross-site similarities and differences, constraints and opportunities, summary of potential interventions among others
  • Produce feedback messages for the Innovation Platforms and/or identify additional research needs
Every day, we will have results from one thematic area presented and there will be short introductions into the main parts of scientific publication. Work mode will be mostly in groups by thematic areas, followed by brief plenary sessions every day for exchange of lessons learnt. The overall language is English for scientific publication.

Participants

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Participant
Institution
Research domain
Mobile
Email
Gaston Amzati
UEA, Bukavu
Animal health and production

gastonamzati (at) yahoo.fr
Bertin Bisimwa
ISTM, Bukavu
Genetics

bertin_bisimwa (at) yahoo.fr
Wanjiku Chiuri
CIAT, Kigali
Socio-economy

chiuriw (at) gmail.com
Pascal Habumugisha
CIAT, Kigali
Socio-economy

pahabumugisha (at) gmail.com
Caroline Imani
UEA, Bukavu
Plant production, forages

carole.imani (at) gmail.com
Brigitte Maass
CIAT, Nairobi
Plant production, forages

b.maass (at) cgiar.org
Thierry Metre
UEA, Bukavu
Animal health and production

thierrymetre (at) yahoo.fr
Fabrice Muhimuzi
UEA, Bukavu
Forages, animal nutrition

fabriceml (at) yahoo.fr
Wimba Benjamin
INERA, Mulungu
Socio-economy

wimbabenj (at) yahoo.fr

Tentative program


Day
Date
Time
Main theme
Thematic area
Responsible
Mon
29-Jul-13
AM
Welcome
Introduction, agreement on papers & working groups
Scientific publication

Wanjiku & Pascal
Brigitte
Mon
29-Jul-13
PM
Key messages from the different research domains
Baseline [Gaston]
Forages, feeds and feeding [Fabrice & Caroline]
Wanjiku
Tue
30-Jul-13
AM
Key messages
Continue to develope tables and figures and describe results
Previous knowledge [Thierry]
Genetic diversity [Bertin]
Value chain and marketing [Wimba & Wanjiku]

Tue
30-Jul-13
PM
Write results


Wed
31-Jul-13
AM
Material & methods


Wed
31-Jul-13
PM
Discussion + references


Thu
1-Aug-13
AM
Introduction + references


Thu
1-Aug-13
PM
Abstract/Summary, authorship


Fri
2-Aug-13
AM
Publication process


Fri
2-Aug-13
PM
Wrap up, decide on follow up actions
Writeshop closure



Resources

See Research methods

Relevant information for the articles and presentations during the write shop

Presentation by Brigitte

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