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

Recently, ILRI researchers in Vietnam hosted officials of the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry (V&AH) of the Government of Nagaland, India, in a week-long (12–18 June 2016) study tour of pig production systems in Vietnam. The goal of the visit was to share learning and experiences of community-level pig breeding and service delivery systems and to learn about the operations of the pig value chain in Vietnam. The exchange would support knowledge exchange between the pig sector players in the two countries. Continue reading →
ILRI Asia, Jun/2016
Livestock provides an important complement to cereal farming-based livelihoods in South Asia and can increase incomes for millions of crop-livestock farmers. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/2016
Isaac Adeyinka, co-principal investigator in Nigeria introduces himself and his work. This is one of a series of portraits of key people in the Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jun/2016
Cows are regularly portrayed as evil: four-legged, four-stomached, greenhouse gas machines chomping through forests and destroying the planet. It’s no wonder the idea of a climate-smart livestock system sounds like an oxymoron. Nevertheless, you can get a glimpse of these systems in Colombia’s mountainous, Cauca Department. Patía is also a microcosm of Colombia’s livestock conundrum. … Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/2016
In this paper, the authors provide a generic framework for evaluating and prioritizing potential interventions comprising the mapping of recommendation domains, assessing adoption potential and estimating impacts. Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/2016
The ACGG project is concerned with the development of indigenous chickens and this post explains the position of the project on this matter, following a conversation that started with a BBC article mentioning the Bill & Melinda Gates' involvement in poultry production. Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jun/2016
In May 2016, the program made some changes to flagship leadership: Karen Marshall (ILRI) has taken up the leadership of the Animal Genetics flagship, replacing John Benzie from WorldFish given his major role in developing the 2nd phase of the Fish CRP. Isabelle Baltenweck (ILRI) is assuming leadership of the Value Chain Transformation and Scaling … Continue reading →
Livestock and Fish, Jun/2016
Said Mbaga, co-principal investigator in the ACGG Tanzania country team, introduces himself and his work with the program. It is one of a series of portraits of key people in Africa Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG). Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jun/2016
An 'on-farm monitoring' training course was organized in Ethiopia on 23-25 March 2016, under the auspices of the Holetta Agricultural Research Centre of the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading →
African Chicken Genetic Gains, Jun/2016
This paper reviews the animal health services in rural areas in the highlands of Ethiopia, particularly those areas of intervention by ILRI’s LIVES Project in Oromia, Tigray, Amhara, and Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples' (SNNP) regional states. Continue reading →
LIVES, Jun/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