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This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on trade. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to trade. See ILRI research on other subjects

Steve Staal, who for the past 15 months has served the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Los Baños, the Philippines, as regional representative for East and South Asia, this month takes up leadership of ILRI's Policy, Trade and Value Chains program and is now based in Nairobi. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2016

A chapter in a new book published by WHO (Aug 2015) describes four steps that governments can adopt to assess the potential impact of trade liberalization on food-related health and nutrition.

AgHealth, Sep/2015

A chapter in a new book published by WHO (Aug 2015) describes four steps that governments can adopt to assess the potential impact of trade liberalization on food-related health and nutrition.

AgHealth, Sep/2015

For almost thirty years, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) then ILRI benefited from a strong research program in the epidemiological sciences. Over time, it progressively broadened its coverage in disease, disciplinary and geographic terms. The results of this work have now been assembled in this impact narrative, which carefully documents the wide range of issues addressed by the teams of researchers, and presents them in an illustrated and highly readable format. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Aug/2015

The 2015 ReSAKSS (Regional Strategic Analysis and Knowledge Support System) Annual Conference will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on September 1-3, 2015. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jul/2015

A new ILRI research brief shows that a livestock marketing information system (LMIS) has improved access to animal marketing information and helped increase trading in livestock in Somaliland. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jun/2015

New Yorker cover by Tom Gauld (via Pinterest). The following fascinating recent history of the chicken in America is taken from a 2014 essay by Andrew Lawler published in Aeon (check out this online science and cultural magazine, founded in London in 2012, if you haven’t yet): Chicken of tomorrow: How a massive breeding contest turned … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2015

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave a keynote presentation at the 16th Asian Australasian Animal Production Congress, held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 10–14 Nov 2014. The overall theme of the congress was ambitious: 'Sustainable livestock production in the perspective of food security, policy, genetic resources and climate change'. Smith's plenary keynote, given as part of a series of ILRI activities to mark the 40-year anniversary of the institute, was titled 'Livestock policy paradoxes: Promulgating a crisis? Or providing a solution?' Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

What, or who, is a smallholder farmer? What is the ongoing retail revolution in developing countries all about? Are small-scale farmers involved? Two agricultural economists, Derek Baker, formerly of ILRI and now at the University of New England (UNE), in Australia, and Jo Cadilhon, of ILRI, help us think this through in a presentation they made at the GLOBALG.A.P. Summit in Abu Dhabi this week. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2014

In Jun 2014 three agricultural economists working with the International Livestock Research Institute presented case studies at the World Forum of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) in Cape Town, South Africa. The main lesson from the two cases presented is that by training farmers, processors and other stakeholders supporting agribusiness development, African talent can create new products and innovative processes that help feed African markets with African products. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jun/2014

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Edgar Edwin Twine
Post Doctoral Fellow - Value Chain Economist
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist

People working on trade

Edgar Edwin Twine
Post Doctoral Fellow - Value Chain Economist
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist