animal products

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

Typical long-horned goats of Abergelle Amhara, Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/Zerihun Sewunet). ‘Quantitative information on the importance of livestock systems in African drylands is scarce. A new study by Tim Robinson, of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and Giulia Conchedda, of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), helps to redress this. The study … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

ILRI's Tim Robinson maps the changing demand for livestock products and associated changes in production that will be required to meet future demand in African drylands. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), together with the Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK), the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF), the All Africa Society for Animal Production (AASAP) and other partners, is helping to organize the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA). Held every four years, the conference will take place 27–30 Oct 2014 at the Kenyatta international Convention Centre, in Nairobi’s central business district. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Aug/2014

The Safe Food, Fair Food (SFFF) project is promoting food safety in informal markets through the application of risk-based approaches. In Uganda, the project is aligned with work on developing smallholder pig value chains (SPVCD). Assessments conducted in 2012-13 by the International Research Institute (ILRI) and partners showed that the pig industry in Uganda is … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Apr/2014

Last week, Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave a presentation on closing the big livestock yield gaps in developing countries. Smith made his presentation at the Global Food Security Consortium Spring Symposium, held in Ames, Iowa, 29–30 Apr 2014. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, May/2014

The Inter-Agency Donor Group on pro-poor livestock research and development (IADG) recently completed a successful Dairy Expert Consultation in Uganda. The three-day event in Masaka-Mbarara gathered over 50 dairy experts from six East African countries and beyond, and took place from April 1-3, 2014. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Apr/2014

A damaged maize cob that, if harvested with clean cobs, can contaminate all the cobs with aflatoxins (photo credit: Joseph Atehnkeng/IITA). ‘The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that billions of people in the developing world are chronically exposed to aflatoxin, a natural poison on food crops which causes cancer, impairs the immune system, inhibits … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

Is humanity substituting the quality and safety of our meat with quantity? Published in January 2014, the Meat Atlas looks at commercial and small & medium scale meat production in the developed and developing countries and the global effects on livestock farming on livelihoods and individuals. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Feb/2014

This week the Ugandan national newspaper Daily Monitor published an article on a two-day training organized by Pig Production and Marketing Ltd Uganda (PPM). In the past, Ugandan farmers who wanted to upgrade their piggery or considered venturing into the business found it hard to access learning materials they could use to develop a piggery. … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Feb/2014

Mycotoxins, such as aflatoxin, are toxins found in food that can cause illness and be lethal in high doses. These toxins are formed by strains of moulds that infest susceptible grains such as maize and sorghum. Dairy cows that eat contaminated feed can yield contaminated milk. Milk is a major food in Kenya. Understanding how, … Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Feb/2014