Networks, communities and forums

CoP-PPLD - Community of Practice for Pro-Poor Livestock Development, learning from and giving voice to the livestock community

African Smallholder Farmers Group - Promoting effective support to smallholder farmers in Africa by sharing lessons and information

ELDIS - IDS gateway to global development information on international development issues

PELICAN Initiative - Explores evidence and learning for policy change, learning within organisations and among partners, and society-wide learning among a multitude of stakeholders.

Honey Bee Network - NIF’s innovative and ethical approach to knowledge extraction, people to people communication and sharing benefit with knowledge holders

Admitting Failure - An open space for development professionals who are willing to share their missteps to ensure they don’t happen again

PENAPH Participatory Epidemiology Network for Animal and Public Health -Connects groups and individuals who apply PE methods in controlling emerging and existing diseases, with a particular interest in promoting One Health approaches

Participatory Methods - A new website from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) containing a wealth of resources on methods for inclusive social development


There are a lot of inspiring,

interesting and useful websites out there on livestock development

and related issues

Here are some of our favourites....

Blogroll and talks

Aid on the Edge of Chaos - Ben Ramalingam exploring complexity and evolutionary sciences in foreign aid

TED and TEDx - Video talks on Ideas Worth Spreading

Development Drums - Owen Barder’s podcasts on international development and global poverty

How Matters - Aid effectiveness is not just about what we do, but how we do it

Global Dashboard - ‘Notes from the future’ exploring global risks and international affairs

From Poverty to Power - Oxfam blogger Duncan Green, on how active citizens and effective states can change the world

Chewy Chunks - Marc Maxson talking about ideas that fall into the cracks between education, science and social innovation

Organisations and agencies

IIED - Pro-poor business, development and smallholder empowerment

Institute of Development Studies - Participation, Power and Social Change Team: Linking research, learning and action to build just and sustainable societies 

FAO Gateway to Farm Animal Welfare - Animal Production and Health Division single access point for information, participation and discussion on livestock welfare

Center for Development Services - Supporting people and organisations in the MENA region to realise their full potential and foster self-determined, self-sustaining change

National Innovation Foundation, India - Scouting, spawning, sustaining and scaling up grassroots green innovations and helping their transition to self supporting activities

PRAXIS Institute for Participatory Practices - Committed to mainstreaming the voices of poor and marginalised sections of society in the process of development

Magazines, journals and e-learning

PLA notes - IIED’s leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods

SPORE - Magazine for agricultural and rural development in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries

Honey Bee magazine - Online publication from the Honey Bee Network

Food Security Information for Action - Free e-learning courses on food security issues from FAO/ EU