biodiversity

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

Humans and lions can coexist through the creation of community conservancies—privately protected areas that engage local people in conservation and ecotourism. These conservancies can help stem the unrelenting loss of lions, whose population has been in decline across Africa, and pose a viable solution to an old problem. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Mar/2016
Crop diversity can be conserved and shared. Scientists know how to do it and at a very limited cost to the world community. It requires global leadership and stronger partnerships and the building of capacities of scientists in the developing world. No country is self-sufficient; successful breeding is highly dependent on functioning multilateralism, according to Marie Haga, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016
Ethiopia has long been recognised as a biodiversity hotspot, one of the eight centres of global crop diversity. Barley, coffee, sorghum and some wild types of wheat all originated in these fertile lands. Recognizing the importance of this diversity to guaranteeing global food security, the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, the Global Crop Diversity Trust and the International Livestock Research Institute hold a high-level seminar on 23 Feb 2016 at 6 pm. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Feb/2016
Scientists will use funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to look at how genetic information can improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in tropical climates. The institutions in Scotland and Africa where the researchers are based are also making additional contributions, taking the total funding pot to £20 million over the next five years. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Nov/2015
Researchers at the Roslin Institute will be using funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate how genetic information can improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in tropical climates, which is a proven approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health is an alliance between the Institute at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the Africa-headquartered International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The partner institutions are making additional contributions with a value of £10 million to support the initiative over the next five years. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Nov/2015
At a recent workshop co-hosted by an NGO called Biosciences for Farming in Africa (B4FA) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi, Kenya, ILRI communications staff Susan MacMillan made a short presentation on why the 20-plus animal geneticists in the room should bother communicating their science to non-specialists.   The big picture ‘A … Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Sep/2015
  The BecA-ILRI Hub hereby invites applications for a workshop on scientific research paper writing to be held from 26-30 October 2015. The workshop is one of BecA-ILRI Hub’s annual training workshops under the capacity ...
Beca-ILRI Hub news , Aug/2015
The first meeting of a new project, 'B3Africa, short for 'Bridging Biobanking and Biomedical Research across Europe and Africa', was held this week (24–25 Aug 2015) at the University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town, South Africa. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Aug/2015
Study findings on the effect of irrigation and biodiversity changes on risk of zoonoses in Tana River County, Kenya were presented at a national veterinarians' conference held in April 2015.
AgHealth, May/2015
The forage collection maintained by ILRI, for example, contains germplasm from around 19,000 plant populations representing over 1,400 forage species, including grasses, legumes and fodder trees, many of which are under threat in the wild from land use changes and over-grazing. ILRI’s forage collection is providing scientists with the genetic material to develop climate-smart, high yielding and disease tolerant varieties that will have a key role in Africa’s farming future. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

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Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Fikerte Mulatu Adenew
Research Assistant II-Laboratory
Jason Sircely
Ecosystem Ecologist
Michel Mainack Dione
Animal Health Scientist
Solomon Fikre
Technical Assistant