ILRI films and video

Conversations in development: Livestock-The unsung heroes of international development

Conversations in development: Livestock-The unsung heroes of international development MacMillan, S. Cattle, goats, chickens and other farm animals are the unsung heroes of international development. More than 600 million rural poor depend on their animals to survive, and livestock contribute up to 80 percent of agricultural GDP in developing countries. Perhaps no group understands this better than the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which conducts research on livestock to improve food security and reduce poverty globally. Susan MacMillan, Head of Public Awareness at ILRI, sat down with BurnessGlobal's Michelle Geis in Nairobi to discuss the critical role of livestock in international development and how to communicate the urgency of ILRI's work to audiences who might never step foot in a developing country.

Smallholder pig farming in Uganda: A day in the life of a research for development project

Smallholder pig farming in Uganda: A day in the life of a research for development project ILRI Using images and text this photofilm shows the work of two projects which seek to improve the management of smallholder pig farming systems in Uganda: the IFAD-supported Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development project and the BMZ-supported Safe Food, Fair Food project.

Cynthia Baldwin: Improved Vaccines for the Control of East Coast Fever Inception Workshop

Cynthia Baldwin: Improved Vaccines for the Control of East Coast Fever Inception Workshop Baldwin, C. An interview with Cynthia Baldwin of the US Agency for International Development on the sidelines of an inception workshop for the Improved Vaccines of the Control of East Coast Fever in Cattle in Africa Project, held 27-29 Jan in Nairobi, Kenya.

Battling an African cattle killer: Why East Coast fever matters

Battling an African cattle killer: Why East Coast fever matters Kiara, H. Henry Kiara, a veterinary epidemiologist at ILRI talks about the risk posed by East Coast fever and how a vaccine against the disease helps protect cattle in the continent.

ILRI, livestock research, and the global development agenda

ILRI, livestock research, and the global development agenda Smith, J.W. In this film, Jimmy Smith, the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), talks about the global development agenda and the roles of livestock, and ILRI within it.

Africa RISING—Promoting sustainable intensification in northern Ghana

Africa RISING—Promoting sustainable intensification in northern Ghana Pye-Smith, C. This short photofilm presents some aspects of the work of Africa RISING in Ghana. It shows how it is helping farmers restore their degraded lands, increase crop and livestock production, and provide them with better incomes.Photos and story by Charlie Pye-Smith. More at http://africa-rising.net

Developing disease-resistant cattle for Africa

Developing disease-resistant cattle for Africa ILRI Livestock trypanosomiasis harms rural family incomes as well as Africa's economic development as a whole. In 2010, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners started a research project to breed cattle resistant to the disease. This film tells the story of the project, the science, and the potential benefits.

Developing disease-resistant cattle for Africa—Summary

Developing disease-resistant cattle for Africa—Summary ILRI Livestock trypanosomiasis harms rural family incomes as well as Africa's economic development as a whole. In 2010, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners started a research project to breed cattle resistant to the disease. This 3 minute film summarizes the story of the project, the science, and the potential benefits.

Aflatoxins: CGIAR research on a major human health and nutrition problem

Aflatoxins: CGIAR research on a major human health and nutrition problem ILRI In this film, Delia Grace, leader of the food safety and zoonoses program at ILRI and John McDermott, director of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, explain why aflatoxins matter to human health and CGIAR's on-going research on aflatoxins.

Agrifood chain toolkit conference, Kampala, Uganda: Quick comments from the hosts

Agrifood chain toolkit conference, Kampala, Uganda: Quick comments from the hosts ILRI This film shares host's comments from the Agrifood chain toolkit conference, which was held in Nairobi Kenya 9-11 September, 2013. The meeting was co-hosted by CGIAR Research Programs Livestock and Fish & Policies, Institutions and Markets.

Agrifood chain toolkit conference, Kampala, Uganda: Quick comments from participants

Agrifood chain toolkit conference, Kampala, Uganda: Quick comments from participants ILRI This film shares participant's comments from the Agrifood chain toolkit conference, which was held in Nairobi Kenya 9-11 September, 2013. The meeting was co-hosted by CGIAR Research Programs Livestock and Fish & Policies, Institutions and Markets.

Conversations in development: Jimmy Smith part II

Conversations in development: Jimmy Smith part II Smith, J.W. Ellen Wilson interviews Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), on the world's most pressing development priorities.

Conversations in development: Jimmy Smith part I

Conversations in development: Jimmy Smith part I Smith, J.W. Ellen Wilson interviews Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), on his inspiration and livestock's critical role in development.

ILRI and the global development agenda

ILRI and the global development agenda Smith, J.W. This video presentation by Jimmy Smith, Director General of ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute) highlights issues related to ILRI and the Global Development Agenda.

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