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Illegal land sales imperil unique treasure—by Jimmy Smith
15/01/2018
 ILRI cattle at ILRI’s Kapiti Research Station (photo credit: Anne-Marie Shryer-Roy). The following opinion piece was written by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research...
Source: ILRI Clippings
Sustainable livestock futures—BMZ, GIZ and ILRI at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture this week
15/01/2018
Source: ILRI News
ILRI’s Kapiti livestock research station—and Kenyan and global public goods—imperiled by land grabs in Kenya
05/01/2018
Over the past several weeks, illegal attempts to grab land have escalated at Kapiti Plains Estate (now known as Kapiti research station), located about 60 km southeast of Nairobi along Mombasa Road,...
Source: ILRI News
Second PENAPH Conference Jan 10-12 Khon Kaen: Conference Program
04/01/2018
Dear Second Conference Participants: Welcome to Khon Kaen. It promises to be a very nice three days in Khon Kaen. It’s some of the best weather of the year. If you are arriving by plane at the Khon...
Source: PENAPH news
Jimmy Smith speaks in Australia on the pursuit of a ‘low-emissions cow’ and other livestock matters
03/01/2018
ILRI director general Jimmy Smith at #TropAg2017. Visiting Brisbane in November for the International Tropical Agriculture Conference for 2017, Director General of the International Livestock...
Source: ILRI Clippings
Gates Foundation grants Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems USD8.7 million to improve human nutrition in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia
03/01/2018
Drying and storing animal fodder, and feeding and milking cattle, in West Africa (photo credit: ILRI/Dave Elsworth). The University of Florida has been awarded USD8.7 million from the Bill &...
Source: ILRI News
Second PENAPH Conference: Participatory Approaches to One Health
25/12/2017
Source: PENAPH news
Award-winning paper establishes links between women’s empowerment and crop seed improvement and governance in pre-war Syria
08/12/2017
On 5 Dec 2017 Alessandra Galiè (centre) received the Elsevier Atlas award for publishing a research paper with outstanding potential for impacting people’s lives. She stands here with Elsevier...
Source: ILRI News
Thinking ‘beyond the farm’—On Germany’s longstanding commitment to agricultural research for development
30/11/2017
Watch and listen to Stefan Schmitz, head of Food, Agriculture & Rural Development at Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as he delivers a short (6-minute)...
Source: ILRI Clippings
PENAPH Conference Course: Introduction to Participatory Epidemiology and Surveillance
27/11/2017
Source: PENAPH news
ILRI recognized for contributing to Ethiopia’s livestock sector growth
23/11/2017
 The ILRI livestock master plan team (from left to right) Solomon Desta, Getachew Gebru, Barry Shapiro and Asfaw Negassa (photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu). The Ethiopia Ministry of Livestock and...
Source: ILRI Clippings
Celebrate World Antibiotic Awareness Week by updating yourself on why health experts are so concerned
16/11/2017
This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week. Get yourself updated with this useful short overview on the rising global problem of antimicrobial resistance by reading this ‘Factbox’ from Thomson...
Source: ILRI Clippings
While some animal-transmitted diseases of the poor are declining, other, mostly foodborne, diseases are on the rise
15/11/2017
African clay pots (via the Dick Jemison Tribal Arts Collection). ‘. . . Around 70 percent of all infectious diseases are zoonotic, moving from animals—usually livestock—to humans, through either...
Source: ILRI Clippings
Agriculture can rein in greenhouse gas emissions ‘immediately’, say UN and CGIAR
14/11/2017
 Portrait of a Boran calf in Yabello, Borena, Oromia, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Camille Hanotte). The global agricultural sector can curb emissions immediately and provide a window for fossil...
Source: ILRI Clippings
A 360-degree ‘immersive dive’ into Uganda’s smallholder pig sector
10/11/2017
This article is written by Brian Kawuma, communications officer for ILRI in Uganda and for ILRI’s Policies, Institutions and Livelihoods program. Lindsay Falvey, chair of the ILRI Board of Trustees,...
Source: ILRI News
Second PENAPH Conference Update
10/11/2017
Source: PENAPH news
Better smallholder dairying for better incomes and climate resilience by and for the poor
03/11/2017
Livestock Systems and the EnvironmentBy Lili Szilagyi and Polly Ericksen A farmer feeding a dairy cow in Kenya (photo credit: eadairy/Flickr). In response to increasing populations, incomes and...
Source: ILRI Clippings
Scaling up use of livestock technologies in Mali—progress of a Feed the Future program
31/10/2017
The Feed the Future Mali Livestock Technology Scaling Program is a three-year initiative (2016–2019) promoting inclusive growth of all the actors involved in adding value to the production and...
Source: ILRI News
Can we sustainably meet the growing demand for meat in developing countries?—Yes, says Louise Fresco
27/10/2017
 An auroch symbol of Adad (Hadad), storm and rain god of ancient Mesopotamian religions, on the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, 575 BCE (photographed at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin). The following argument...
Source: ILRI Clippings
Tanzania livestock master plan projects the creation of nearly two million jobs
27/10/2017
Faustina Akyoo is a dairy farmer in Tanga, Tanzania. Her five dairy cows are an important livelihood asset for her family (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). International humanitarian assistance has...
Source: ILRI News

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