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

A program supported by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that is promoting modern livestock farming technologies and practices in Pakistan recently reviewed results from its interventions in the country. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Sep/2015

At a time when the price of mutton is climbing and wool crashing, a groundbreaking new study has used advanced genetic sequencing technology to rewrite the history of sheep breeding and trading along the ancient Silk Road—insights that can help contemporary herders in developing countries preserve or recover valuable traits crucial to their food and economic security. The new findings regarding one of the first animals ever domesticated will be published in the October print edition of the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. They are the product of an unprecedented collaboration involving scientists in China, Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nepal, Finland, and the United Kingdom. The team analysed the complete mitochondrial DNA of 42 domesticated native sheep breeds from Azerbaijan, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Finland, China and the United Kingdom, along with two wild sheep species from Kazakhstan. ...

ILRI news blog, Sep/2015

Augustine Ayantune, senior animal scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) working in the Africa RISING West Africa project, introduces himself and his work with Africa RISING. Continue reading

Africa RISING, Sep/2015

Livestock production accounts for approximately one third of the global water footprint, and Ethiopia is no different. A scarce commodity in the country, water availability has been aggravated by climatic fluctuations and rapid economic growth. With the potential consequences for human health of a lack of quality drinking water, as well as for the country's development, there is a strong case for enhancing the role of research for development in understanding better how limited water resources can be used. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Aug/2015

Meet some of the Ugandan farmers involved in the Livestock and Fish program to catalyze emerging smallholder pig value chains to increase rural incomes and assets. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2015

Sales of IBLI are currently ongoing across Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia.  Please find a listing below of the Sales Coordinators in your area and contact them today!  Sales close at the end of September. Marsabit, Kenya Takaful Insurance of Africa – Adan Aide (0721 588 881) APA Insurance – Edin Ibrahim (0712 203 396) Isiolo, Kenya … Continue reading

IBLI, Aug/2015

A newly published article reports that increased workload from dairy intensification, especially in medium-intensity households could negatively impact women’s time use and affect caregiving activities and child nutrition. Continue reading →

ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact, Aug/2015

In Uganda, the Livestock and Fish program aims to catalyze emerging smallholder pig value chains to increase rural incomes and assets. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2015

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) signed, on 17 August 2015, a new work plan with an increased focus on livestock research to address poverty and food and nutritional security in the country. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Aug/2015

In a series of workshops, industry stakeholders in Tanzania recently gathered to map the location of dairy farming systems, prominent farms, dairy industry infrastructure and natural resources. Stakeholders then worked through scenarios of how the industry could develop over a 10 year time horizon – mapping the associated changes. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Aug/2015

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