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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 Oromia Agricultural Research Institute (OARI) inaugurated its new headquarters on 8 February 2015. The building houses a food science laboratory, conference centre, library, training rooms and several offices. High-level government officials including Muktar Kedir, the Oromia regional president, state ministers and directors of federal and regional research institutes attended the event. About 500 guests including researchers, development practitioners, NGOs staff, farmers and extension professionals attended the inauguration ceremony.
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LIVES, Mar/2015

During the December 2014 MilkIT project, we caught up with Ahmed Iqbal, chief development officer (CDO) for Almora district in the Uttarakhand state government. He reflects on some of the reasons why he worked with the project and what it has contributed to his work. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Mar/2015

At this week's international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Gregory Sikumba presented a poster on farmer preferences of selected Napier grass accessions in northern Tanzania. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Mar/2015

On 5 February 2015, the Humidtropics Ethiopia Action Site R4D Platform was launched at the ILRI campus in Addis Ababa. The platform is designed to oversee, and link with, the local level innovation platforms at field sites for co-learning and guiding Humidtropics integrated research-for-development activities in the country. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Mar/2015

New developments in technology bring areas of insurance that were previously not cost-effective into financial viability. In an article published on 2 March 2015 in Reactions magazine online, Victoria Beckett reports that ‘[r]ecent technology has allowed satellite imagery to assess weather damage’ and [o]ver the last few years “index-based livestock insurance (IBLI)” has provided insured pastoralists across Africa with … Continue reading

IBLI, Mar/2015

At this week's international conference on Integrated Systems Research for Sustainable Intensification in Smallholder Agriculture, Iddo Dror presented a poster on ways that ILRI is leveraging instructional design and learning theories to improve productivity in smallholder systems. The poster is about a learning package to support use of the FEAST tool. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Mar/2015

This paper synthesises ILRI's experience with the Crop and Goat Project (CGP) in Tanzania from a gender perspective. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Feb/2015

The following opinion piece by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is reprinted from The Economist's Analysis & Opinions page, The Meat We Eat, the Lives We Lift, where it was published on 23 Feb 2015. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Feb/2015

A team of LIVES project staff, livestock development, health and administration officials from Dedo, Kersa and Seka Chekorsa districts and Jimma zone administrators designed and implemented a hormone assisted oestrous synchronization and mass artificial insemination (OSMAI) project from October – November 2014 in the three districts. Continue reading

LIVES, Feb/2015

A study on the sustainability of dairy development in Tanzania looked at factors that would facilitate or impede adoption of the dairy hub model by input providers and milk traders and recommended interventions that can ensure increased small-scale actors' participation in the dairy value chain. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Feb/2015

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Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science