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

This paper from the World Bank explores whether ownership of various livestock species increases consumption of animal source foods and helps improve child nutritional status. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2015

Greater awareness on the health benefits of milk and dairy products is needed to raise their consumption in Tanzania. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2015

ILRI Uganda recently partnered with Veterinarians without Borders, Mukono Local Government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF) to train pork butchers in Mukono District on pork hygiene, carcass handling and biosecurity practices. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2015

Researchers from ILRI and partners have developed and piloted an institutional innovation—a training, certification and branding scheme for informal value chain actors—with good potential to improve the safety of animal-source foods sold in informal markets. Past development policy often focused on formal markets, which at best meant neglect of informal markets and often resulted in harassment and penalties for informal agents. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Aug/2015

A new paper describes and assesses the strength of a theory of change for how adoption of farm-level technologies and practices for aflatoxin mitigation can contribute to reductions in aflatoxin exposure among consumers in a market context. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Aug/2015

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

As part of its effort to mechanize smallholder dairy production in Ethiopia, the LIVES project recently introduced hand-operated milking machines and cow mats for use by dairy farmers in the country. Continue reading

LIVES, Jul/2015

To improve interventions in food systems of the urban poor, scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are investigating urban food and nutritional choices in two slums in Nairobi, Kenya. Their aim is to develop interventions that help people make food choices that improve their nutrition while staying within their low household food budgets and access. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2015

The current (July 2015) issue of Animal Frontiers, 'Communicating the Animal Sciences Effectively', focuses on the challenges associated with how best to communicate animal science information with policymakers, the public, and students. Communicating effectively with these stakeholder groups is critical to the future of the livestock and poultry industries. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jul/2015

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project conducted a Collaborative Action Research Proposal Writing Workshop from 15-17 June 2015 at the ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa. Dr. Siboniso Moyo, Program Leader for Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity (ASSP) and Director General’s Representative in Ethiopia officially opened the workshop. Thirty-five researchers from the … Continue reading

LIVES, Jun/2015


Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant

People working on animal products

Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant