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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

On 26 April 2o16, the Uganda smallholder pig value chains project hosted a delegation from the Irish Embassy in Uganda. Led by Frank Kirwan, the embassy’s Head of Cooperation and Daniel Muwolobi, Senior Governance Advisor, the delegation sought to assess the outcomes of the interventions of the MorePORK project, funded by Irish Aid under its Economic Opportunities cluster. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016

Are you interested in knowing just how Index Based Livestock Insurance works? Lessons on IBLI and the Asset Protection Contract are now just a click away! You can easily access your IBLI lessons from ILRI’s e-Learning portal http://learning.ilri.org/.  The IBLI e-Learning course was launched on the 22nd of March 2016 at the International Livestock Research … Continue reading

IBLI, Apr/2016

One of the hurdles in delivering artificial insemination (AI) to improve the dairy animals kept by smallholder dairy farmers in Ethiopia is the challenge of making an accurate and timely diagnosis of pregnancy in cows. Continue reading

LIVES, Apr/2016

This week, the International Conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture in Drylands takes place in Morocco. ILRI and ICARDA scientists from the Livestock and Fish program are sharing experiences on the opportunities and limitations of multidimensional crop improvement in grain legumes to support increased productivity in mixed crop-livestock systems. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A women receives her insurance payout (photo credit: Jeff Haskins). ‘The index-based insurance program is run by the Kenya-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and funded by the British, U.S. and Australian governments and the European Union. The donors subsidize the cover to make it affordable for pastoralists. ‘A range…

IBLI, Apr/2016

This year, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish is undergoing an independent external evaluation to assess the phase one implementation of the program. Continue reading

VietPigs blog, Oct/2015

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Communities exposed to better and safer pig production knowledge have increased their production, according to preliminary findings by researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA). ILRI’s Thinh Nguyen facilitates a focus group discussion in Dien Tho…

VietPigs blog, Oct/2015

This week the CGIAR research program on Livestock and Fish is involved in two breakout sessions at the CGIAR Independent Science and Partnership Council Science Forum 2016 on agricultural research for rural prosperity.

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Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016

In Uganda, pig multi-stakeholder platforms in the the central region of the country have embraced the opportunities presented by smartphones enhance communication and knowledge sharing. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016

This research brief provides some insights into the pork and maize value chains in northwest Vietnam, highlighting the collaboration taking place between business partners in response to the lack of public support services for pig and maize production, processing and marketing. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016

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Research Assistant
Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science
Katrhina Orbizo
Assistant Scientist - Livestock Analyst