West Africa

Important research issues in West Africa are consistent with ILRI's global livestock development challenges especially the overarching issues of sustainable intensification of crop livestock systems and sustainability/vulnerability in pastoral areas, with other challenges – market opportunities, use and conservation of animal genetic resources, (re-)emerging diseases and animal health related to these.  Local as well as regional policy dimensions impact on a number of these aspects, targeting and innovation approaches play a critical supporting role in the region. Read more...
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The book, Food Safety and Informal Markets: Animal Products in Sub-Saharan Africa, based on ILRI-led research, is now open access. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Jul/2015

Efforts to help farmers with adopt improved crop varieties and agricultural technologies have been launched in Mali. A series of agriculture input fairs were recently held in Bougouni District as part of a wider initiative to bring together input suppliers, distributors and farmers and provide a platform for them to strengthening partnerships. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/2015

A study, led by researchers based at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), decided to look at what contributes to food security within a household and what others can learn from these families. The team also wanted to explore whether there are gender differentiated responses to climate change. Continue reading http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=livestocksystems.ilri.org&blog=57362207&p..." width="1" height...

Livestock system and environment , Jul/2015

Existing technologies of drying and grading cassava peels could hold the key to providing a readily available and sustainable source of animal feeds, increasing incomes for women and boosting food security in West Africa. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2015

Two innovation platforms (IPs) and two technology parks were launched recently in southern Mali. The IPs aim to facilitate knowledge sharing while the technology parks will provide infrastructure for farmers and agriculture students. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/2015

Assorted feeds from crop residues such as cowpea hay, groundnut haulms, to agro-industrial by-products (bran of maize, rice and sorghum) and fresh grass are fast becoming big business in northern Ghana. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jul/2015

Through the Africa RISING project, ILRI and AMEDD (a local Malian NGO) have worked with the local community in Zanzoni since September 2013 to ensure that they have a more equitable and sustainable management of natural resources in the mixed crop-livestock systems that dominate the region. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Jun/2015

This week, chick geneticists and researchers are meeting in Addis Ababa to set out plans and deliverables for the African Chicken Genetic Gains project. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2015

In April, twenty five scientists from the different Africa RISING projects visited Ethiopia as part of a learning exchange. Continue reading

Africa RISING, May/2015

A new project led by Lance Robinson and Todd Crane from the Livestock Systems and Environment program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) flagship on policies and institutions for climate-resilient food systems, is investigating the links between climate adaptation and livestock science, policy and practice. Continue reading

Livestock system and environment , Mar/2015

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Iheanacho Okike
Country Program Manager, Nigeria
Stanly Tebug
Livestock Production Specialist
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA
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Iheanacho Okike
Country Program Manager, Nigeria
Stanly Tebug
Livestock Production Specialist
Tunde Adegoke Amole
Postdoctoral Scientist, Livestock Feeds WA