livestock

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

The Feed Assessment Tool (FEAST) was one of the key tools used in the milkIT project to assess local feed resource availability and use, guiding targeting and appropriate intervention strategies. This video explains how FEAST was used in the project: Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Aug/2016
Originally posted on ILRI Asia: ILRI scientists Hung Nguyen and Johanna Lindahl (fifth and sixth from right) at a One Health/EcoHealth seminar on capacity building in India (photo credit: Public Health Foundation in India). One Health and EcoHealth approaches have gained a foothold in Southeast Asia in recent years, especially in Vietnam. In India, One…
AgHealth, Aug/2016
To promote One Health/EcoHealth mainstreaming in India, two scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently participated in two seminars in New Delhi to share their research experiences that can be useful for India’s efforts at mainstreaming One Health/EcoHealth capacity building in the country. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Aug/2016
Crucial to preventing animal diseases is helping farmers understand how certain diseases spread. Researchers at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have developed an information poster and leaflet about the parasitic disease coenurosis which affects sheep an goats. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Aug/2016
Originally posted on ILRI Asia: ILRI’s Hung Nguyen (second from left) participated in the ‘One Water, One Health’ panel at the 2016 Singapore International Water Week (photo credit: ILRI). A global water management event which aimed at sharing and co-creating innovative water solutions was recently held in Singapore. The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), held…
AgHealth, Aug/2016
Leveraging private and public sector partners is key to helping smallholder producers establish platforms to exchange knowledge on overcoming bottlenecks in value chain, and create linkages that facilitate new businesses opportunities, such as opening of feed shops. Continue reading →
LIVES, Aug/2016
A special issue of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (July 2016) features 12 peer-reviewed articles on aflatoxins in eastern Africa.
AgHealth, Aug/2016
Livestock productivity in Ethiopia is much lower than the existing potential due shortages of quality feed in the country. However, adopting grain legumes can help boost annual production with concomitant increase in grain legumes residues. Continue reading →
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Aug/2016
A recent ILRI poster illustrates the significance of small ruminants for men and women in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Aug/2016
Livestock are the backbone of the Somaliland economy accounting for about 60% of the country’s gross domestic product, 70% of employment opportunities and 85% of export earnings, and about 15% of total government revenue. Despite being Somaliland’s biggest livestock export market, little is known about marketing channels, grading and pricing of Somaliland livestock in Saudi Arabia. A recent research report, sheds a light on these key issues and how they affect Somaliland exporters. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Aug/2016

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