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

In this presentation, given at the Tropentag 2014 conference, Ann Waters-Bayer, a former ILRI researcher, looks back on her experiences of working with ILCA/ILRI, the impact of livestock innovation systems research and its role in driving development processes that improve the livelihoods of rural and urban resource-poor families. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

A slide presentation ILRI director general Jimmy Smith presented last July on why we should care about the world's 'so-called 'mixed' crop-and-livestock agricultural systems. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Sep/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute recently published a ‘situational analysis of agricultural production and marketing, and natural resources management systems in northwest Vietnam’ for the Humidtropics CGIAR research program. It is a starting point for the program’s work in one of the four geographical ‘Action Area Flagships’ where innovations are tested to meet the challenges of stakeholders. It paints a comprehensive and broad picture of the current systems that are key to tackling the problems faced in the target field sites. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

‘Timothy Robinson and his co-authors put together a series of maps showing the global distribution of various widely eaten animals. This map shows where the world’s pigs live, and makes the point that the taste for delicious pork varies widely around the world. North Americans, Europeans, and Chinese people all eat pigs, but China’s enormous … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Aug/2014

Ruminant livestock are raised across large parts of Africa where environmental conditions allow. Cattle, sheep, and goats are the most widespread, while camels are restricted to drier areas, particularly in the Horn of Africa and the arid parts of western Africa. These maps of ruminant dis­tribution should, however, be used in conjunction with the livestock production systems map to better under­stand the systems and climate zones where ruminant live­stock are found. The role of livestock varies greatly depending on the production system. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

Livestock-producing agricultural systems cover 73 percent of Africa and stretch across several climates (Map 1). To some extent, these climates determine what type of farming is practiced. In Africa, livestock-producing systems are broken into two main categories: livestock and mixed crop-livestock. These systems exist in three common African climates: arid/semiarid, humid/subhumid, and temperate/tropical highlands. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

The Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Development in Tanzania, Hon Titus Mlengeya (MP), has requested the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to work more closely with Tanzanian research institutions to develop appropriate technologies for fish farming in the country. The request was made at the official opening of the ILRI-Tanzania office on 13 Jun 2014 in Dar es Salaam. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jun/2014

The Minister for Livestock and Fisheries Development in Tanzania, Hon Titus Mlengeya (MP) officially opened the ILRI-Tanzania country office on Friday 13 Jun 2014 in Dar es Salaam. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2014

A collaborative effort by some of the world’s leading agriculture experts has produced a new set of maps published today in the journal PLoS ONE that provides the most detailed rendition ever produced of the billions of cattle, pigs, poultry and other livestock living in the world today. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, May/2014

Last week, Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave a presentation on closing the big livestock yield gaps in developing countries. Smith made his presentation at the Global Food Security Consortium Spring Symposium, held in Ames, Iowa, 29–30 Apr 2014. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, May/2014

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Alan Duncan
Senior Livestock Scientist
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science
Mats Lannerstad
Senior Scientist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis

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People working on livestock systems

Alan Duncan
Senior Livestock Scientist
Birhanu Taddesse Ayana
Research Officer
Iain Wright
Deputy Director General – Integrated Science
Mats Lannerstad
Senior Scientist
Randall Ritzema
Scientist - Systems Analysis