India

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on India. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to India. See ILRI research on other countries

In recent years, ILRI scientists have been working with institutional partners and local farmer organizations in Odisha, a large eastern state of India on the Bay of Bengal, on research to improve the feed and fodder resources readily available to smallholder livestock keepers. ILRI conducted this collaborative research through a collaborative CGIAR Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) aiming to increase and sustain small farm productivity in selected regions of Bangladesh, India and Nepal. As part of an ILRI photojournalism trip to India undertaken in early Mar 2016, the authors visited a town on the outskirts of Bhadrak, a city in northern Odisha, to capture a bit of what the ILRI-led CSISA work has accomplished for small-scale dairy farmers in the area. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, May/2016
Note: This is the sixth in a series of articles on ‘Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods—A dozen stories from northern and eastern India’. PART 6: Odisha Odyssey: The Arcadian landscapes and tribal goat keepers of Mayurbhanj Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, May/2016
Temple carving in Bhubaneswar (this and all photos on this page by ILRI/Susan MacMillan). Note: This is the fifth in a series of articles on ‘Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods— A dozen stories from northern and eastern India’. PART 5: The ‘Wonder Women’ of Bhubaneswar By Susan MacMillan, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) … Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Apr/2016
The fourth in a series of articles on 'Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods—A dozen stories from northern and eastern India'. PART 4: Culture of the cow: Curds of the village—Building better brands and lives through peri-urban dairying Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Apr/2016
This is the third in a series of articles on 'Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods—A dozen stories from northern and eastern India'. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Apr/2016
Shrestha, a spirited buffalo bull, greeted Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), with a low grunt during a visit Smith and his delegation recently made at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), India’s pre-eminent dairy research centre, located in the northern city of Karnal and the prosperous state of Haryana. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016
ILRI Director General Jimmy Smith was in Haryana, India, to give the convocation address (aka 'the commencement speech' in North America) at NDRI's 14th graduation ceremony. Smith was also being awarded an honorary degree (honoris causa) for his contributions to livestock research for development. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016
A regional ‘Dairy Asia’ platform that aims to increase production and consumption of milk in Asia while supporting sustainability was formally launched on 27-30 January 2016 in Muak Lek, Saraburi in Thailand. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Feb/2016
Inaugurating a day-long seminar on Public-Private-Producer-Partnership for small ruminant development in Odisha, Sethi said consultations with experts, policy analysts and the cross-section of stakeholders including farmers are on to finalise the Odisha Small Animal Development Policy. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2016
ILRI research to better control classical swine fever, also called hog cholera and pig plague, a highly contagious viral disease of pigs of all ages, usually killing the animals within two weeks of infection. The disease is endemic in the states of northeast India, where pig husbandry and meat eating are ubiquitous among the tribal communities that inhabit this remote region, isolated from the rest of India except through a slender corridor flanked by foreign territories. This article, one of a series being posted on the ILRI News blog, is one of 21 stories published in the ILRI Corporate Report 2014–2015, which you'll find here: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/68631 Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jan/2016

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