Livestock is a key agricultural resource in India, as a source of food, income and financial security
Research by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) covers a wide range of topics focused on ending hunger and promoting economic development in a sustainable way, through the efficient use of livestock. We approach this from the perspective of farmers, especially smallholder farmers, consumers, women and children. This allows us to see problems from many angles and the possible consequences that any actions might have on the livestock system.
Our team of national and international staff is based in New Delhi, Hyderabad (mainly working with feeds), Guwahati and also in several other project locations across the country.
We work closely with many public sector organizations, such as the Indian Council for Agricultural Research, state agricultural universities and state governments, the private sector, international development organizations, and with some of India’s leading non-governmental organizations. ILRI also partners with other CGIAR centres (notably the International Food Policy Research Institute - IFPRI, the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISAT, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre - CIMMYT and the International Rice Research Institute - IRRI). Our work in India is supported by several national and international donor agencies.
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