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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

In April this year, the International Agricultural Research for Development agreed to co-finance a three year project to improve the performance of pro-poor sheep and goat value chains for enhanced livelihoods, food and nutrition security in Ethiopia. The project is led by the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) with contributions from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR). Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2015

The Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian smallholders (LIVES) project has published its third working paper on the sources of technical inefficiency of smallholder dairy farmers in the highlands of Ethiopia. Continue reading

LIVES, May/2015

Last week (14 and 15 May), key actors and stakeholders working in the smallholder pig value chain value chain met up in Kampala to review progress and set out plans and priorities.  Discussions were organized around the program’s five flagship activities. The introductions revealed a good mix of participants from national and local government, research, … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2015

On 22 May 2015, to make the FEAST tool more widely available, a FEAST e-Learning course was launched in Addis Ababa. It is the initial product on ILRI’s new learning management system. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, May/2015

Study findings on the effect of irrigation and biodiversity changes on risk of zoonoses in Tana River County, Kenya were presented at a national veterinarians' conference held in April 2015.

AgHealth, May/2015

The Daily Times of Pakistan reported on a recently held workshop on livestock development that took place in Islamabad, Pakistan on 11-12 May 2015. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, May/2015

A ‘Rapid appraisal of dairy value chains in Morogoro and Tanga regions in Tanzania’, conducted across eight villages in Kilosa and Mvomero districts in Morogoro and in Mvomero and Lushoto districts in Tanga, has identified key entry points for beginning to address the constraints in the country's dairy sector. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2015

As part of the Competitive Smallholder Livestock in Botswana project, Sirak Bahta from ILRI and Patrick Malope from the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) conducted a study to measure competitiveness in smallholder livestock systems and emerging policy in Botswana. Continue reading

Botswana Livestock, May/2015

Lay Armacheho District was one of the potential districts identified through the suitability map for banana production in North Gondar zone. The LIVES project introduced and demonstrated the performance of an improved banana variety with recommended management practices on the farms of 10 intervention households in Musie Bamb Kebele in the district. Continue reading

LIVES, May/2015

Ce billet d’opinion offert par Jimmy Smith, directeur général du Centre International pour la Recherche sur l’Elevage (ILRI) est paru le 23 février 2015 dans The Economist, dans sa version anglaise 'The Meat We Eat, the Lives We Lift'. Il reprend les critiques exprimées à l’encontre de l’élevage à la loupe pour comprendre la perspective différente entre le monde développé et en développement sur cette question. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, May/2015

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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