livestock systems

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on livestock systems. 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 systems. See ILRI research on other subjects

Improving the value of livestock and its productivity through better animal disease surveillance and improved healthcare for animals is one of the key goals of the Feed the Future Kenya Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Jul/2016
In October 2014, the Committee on Food Security requested the High-Level Panel of Experts for Food Security and Nutrition to prepare a report on sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition, including the role of livestock. An important planning meeting was held at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jul/2016
A new study carried out by scientists at the ILRI’s mazingira centre measured GHG emissions from livestock waste in Kenya. A recently published paper reveals that GHG emission factors recorded from the African livestock waste are at least ten times lower than calculations based on the simplest level of IPCC methods and data, Tier 1. Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , Jun/2016
A new resolution on ‘Combating desertification, land degradation and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands’ was presented and adopted at the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) held 23–27 May 2016 at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jun/2016
The following opinion piece by World Bank livestock advisor François Le Gall was published last week on the launch of an advocacy brief by an alliance of leading organizations in global livestock issues. Chaired by Le Gall, the Livestock Global Alliance aims to bring the often overlooked livestock sector to the forefront of solutions to global development challenges such as food security, health, economic growth and climate change. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jun/2016
The following joint communiqué of the Livestock Global Alliance was released in Paris today, 26 May 2016) at a side media event at the General Assembly of the World Organisation for Animal Health. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, May/2016
Increasing demands for meat and milk in developing countries and the associated production growth are driving the expansion of agriculture at the expense of environmental conservation and other land uses. While considerable attention has been directed at improving crop yields to alleviate the pressure on land, there has been far less attention on the implications … Continue reading →
Livestock system and environment , May/2016
Mario Herrero, chief research scientist for Food Systems and the Environment at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), in Australia, and colleagues have published a paper in Nature Climate Change on Greenhouse gas mitigation potentials in the livestock sector. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, led by the University of Florida, is currently organizing a number of stakeholder consultation meetings to identify high-priority needs in the six countries it will cover (Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda). ILRI is a close partner in this new initiative and it helped organize the Ethiopia consultation meeting in Feb 2016. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016
Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), will today (Friday, 4 Mar 2016) join global livestock industry leaders to discuss ‘Beef’s role in feeding the world’ at the International Livestock Congress (ILC), in Houston, USA. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2016

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Adan Abdi
Field Coordinator
Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Alan Duncan
Principal Livestock Scientist
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science
Lutz Merbold
Senior Scientist Mazingira Centre
Nicholas Musyoki Ngwili
Research Assistant
Nils Teufel
Agricultural Economist

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People working on livestock systems

Adan Abdi
Field Coordinator
Adie, Aberra
Research Assistant
Alan Duncan
Principal Livestock Scientist
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Emily Awuor Ouma
Agricultural Economist
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science
Lutz Merbold
Senior Scientist Mazingira Centre

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