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

With livestock production expected to more than double in the next 40 years, transforming cassava peels into high quality feed holds huge potential for African economies struggling to meet rapidly rising demand for animal-source products, according to research proposal recently published by three CGIAR centres. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Nov/2015

A new study will assess fodder markets and the availability of feeds for smallholder dairy systems in Tanzania. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Nov/2015

The Tanzania government is committed to addressing challenges associated with milk production and marketing so that more dairy farmers will benefit from the country’s growing dairy sector. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2015

The July–August 2015 issue of ‘Livestock Matter(s)’ provides a round-up of livestock development news, publications, presentations, images and upcoming events from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its partners. Download a print version or sign up to get Livestock Matter(s) in your mailbox each month. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2015

Agro-pastoralist cattle keepers in five villages in Kilosa and Mvomero districts in Tanzania’s Morogoro region are set to become more commercial and reap huge benefits from milk sales following an agreement with a leading dairy processor to buy their milk. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Nov/2015

Smallholder livestock farming in sub Saharan Africa is associated with considerable risk and vulnerability. The challenging environmental conditions and limited resources available to support large livestock production present a major constraint to the development of this sector on the continent. Yet, Africa holds up to 70 percent of the livestock diversity in the world. In [...]

Beca-ILRI Hub, Nov/2015

Livestock sector experts and stakeholders in Vietnam recently met to discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by the newly unveiled Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other trade agreements and their likely effects on the country’s livestock industry. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Nov/2015

LIVES to organize regional workshops and exhibitions in four regions to promote LIVES experiences in value chain development, and encourage regional partners to further scale out LIVES value chain development interventions. Continue reading

LIVES, Nov/2015

Ben Lukuyu, animal nutritionist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa RISING. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Nov/2015

Read an update of the project that uses models to help provide Tanzanian farmers with best-bet forage crop management techniques. Continue reading

Livestock Feed and Fodder blog, Nov/2015


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