East Africa

ILRI is operating in East Africa with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a second principal campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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A young ILRI field researcher describes a morning's trek across the Chalbi Desert to find a group of Gabra livestock herders, ground-truthing what it takes to work towards Sustainable Development Goals in the world's more remote areas. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Aug/2014

Two new papers on MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome) coronavirus and camels in Eastern Africa have been published in the science journal 'Emerging Infectious Diseases'; three of the authors are ILRI scientists. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Aug/2014

Wildlife populations are declining severely in many protected areas and unprotected pastoral areas of Africa, researchers from leading universities and international research institutes said. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Aug/2014

At the Ethiopia small ruminants value chain strategy and implementation planning workshop held on 13-14 June 2014 at the ILRI Addis Ababa campus, the gender flagship theme of the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program reviewed the past year's achievements and future plans. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Jul/2014

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are among experts discussing livestock genetics at the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production in Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 17-22, 2014. Fidalis Denis Mujibi, discusses the Use of high density SNP genotypes to determine the breed composition of cross bred dairy cattle in smallholder … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Aug/2014

This article provides a short history of the 'live' vaccine (officially known as the infection-and-immunization method of immunization) protecting Africa's cattle against the lethal cattle disease East Coast fever and names the major funding agencies critical to its development over the last four decades and its deployment in more recent years. Continue reading →

Saving livestock with vaccines, Aug/2014

ICARDA recently invited livestock breeders, livestock nutritionists and socio-economists from partner research centers in Ethiopia to a consultative workshop to discuss the possibilities of modifying existing feeding strategies in sheep flocks in the context of the ongoing Community-Based Sheep Breeding Program in Ethiopia. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2014

In recent years the Program in Tanzania - focused on dairy development - is linking up with different local and national stakeholders. One of the most promising partnerships has been with the Tanga Dairy Platform. To learn from the platform's experiences, we recently produced three photo films telling stories from platform stakeholders. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2014

An article published this month (5 Aug 2014) in The Guardian's farming and food security hub describes how the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project has successfully worked with volunteer farmer trainers to improve milk production in East Africa. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Aug/2014

On 13 and 14 June, partners in the Ethiopia sheep and goats value chain development projects met to develop a strategy and implementation plan for the coming years. Barbara Rischkowsky, ICARDA value chain leader gave an update of progress so far in the value chain development program. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2014


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