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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

Capacity development interventions for animal health workers can improve health of livestock, according to a poster developed by veterinarian Barbara Wieland at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Wieland details a number of interventions, that if implemented, will help improve small ruminant productivity whilst increasing income and facilitating the lives of smallholders. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jul/2016
This is the eleventh in a series of articles on ‘Curds and goats, lives and livelihoods—A dozen stories from northern and eastern India’. PART 11: India's addiction to milk as a diabetes pandemic moves to the villages Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jul/2016
Africa RISING and the Innovation Laboratory for Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI) funded by USAID under FtF, are partnering with the Livestock and Irrigation Value Chain for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) project funded by Global Affairs Canada to evaluate irrigated fodder in Ethiopia. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Jul/2016
Oladeji Bamidele, national project coordinator in Nigeria, introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jul/2016
Are livestock at a tipping point for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Presentation by Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of ILRI, at the ‘Sustainable Livestock, Sustainable Lives’ side event at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York City, 20 July 2016 Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jul/2016
To address the totality of nutrition (including equal distribution and uptake of nutritional foods) and encourage sustainable practices and consumption patterns, AVCD dairy is implementing behavior change communication strategies to the nutritional status of women and children in Kenya. Continue reading →
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Jul/2016
Originally posted on ILRI Asia: According to a report undertaken by the International Livestock Research Institute report on ‘commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India’, there is huge potential to enhance the livelihoods of and business opportunities for poor farmers in the rural areas of the states of Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. Key recommendations…
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Jul/2016
Since the late 1980s, CIAT scientists have been breeding Brachiaria with the goal of developing superior apomictic hybrids for the tropical forage market. Brachiaria has a number of advantages over other forage grasses: highly nutritious, it can help farmers increase the productivity of their cattle, while also capturing carbon dioxide and restoring poor soils – particularly when used in silvopastoral systems. Steady advances to improve brachiaria have been made over the years using classical breeding methods. Recently, however, CIAT forage breeder Margaret Worthington has been looking to accelerate these gains through modern molecular breeding strategies. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jul/2016
According to a report undertaken by the International Livestock Research Institute report on ‘commercializing the smallholder goat sector in India’, there is huge potential to enhance the livelihoods of and business opportunities for poor farmers in the rural areas of the states of Bihar, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Jul/2016
Tanzania's milk producers will gain more than one billion shillings (USD 500,000) annually from implementation of three key interventions— improved access to inputs, increase in the national dairy herd and better industry regulation. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jul/2016

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Adie, Aberra
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