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Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) gave a keynote presentation this morning (17 Oct 2013) at the opening of the Global Animal Health Conference, ‘Developing global animal health products to support food security and sustainability’, in Arlington, Virginia. Smith began his presentation, ‘Global health and sustainable food security: Why the [...]

ILRI news blog, Oct/2013

Maize harvest in the village home of Jashvir Singh Tomar, in northern India, which ILRI scientists visited during a field day held as part of a workshop to develop a tool for feed technology screening and prioritization in Dehradun, India (photo credit: ILRI/Peter Ballantyne). New research by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the the International … Continue reading »

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Batch of Somali goats
Batch of export quality Somali goats (photo credit: Terra Nuova).




Somalia is the largest exporter of live animals from Africa. The country, however, does not have a formal system of grading livestock and livestock products. Such a system is needed to enforce quality control for...
Livestock Markets Digest, Dec/2012

Maize harvest in the village home of Jashvir Singh Tomar, in northern India, which ILRI scientists visited during a field day held as part of a workshop to develop a tool for feed technology screening and prioritization in Dehradun, India (photo credit: ILRI/Peter Ballantyne).

New research by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) shows that, regarding...

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Illustration in a manual produced in 2007 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): A Practical Manual for Producers and Exporters from Asia. For many producers, the market for certified agricultural products is very complex and the advantages and requirements associated with the numerous certification programmes are not always clear. In addition, producers do not always know the difference between the compulsory or voluntary nature of standards applied to export products. This

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If only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the tropical midday sun, what shall we say of Americans in Alabama and Kenya setting out to learn from, and support, sales of livestock in the hot and drying badlands extending across the Horn of Africa?

This is what Peter Little, of Emory University, and Polly Ericksen, at Kenya's International Livestock Research Institute, (ILRI), and others at Kenya's Pwani University and Ethiopia Addis Ababa University are working to do in a new four-year project ambitiously tackling both climate change and livestock markets in the drier, degraded and mostly neglected drylands of the Horn, occupied today mostly by bushes and shrubs, semi-desert grasses, dunes and rocks—and, of course, pastoral and agro-pastoral people and their livestock.

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America is breeding farm animals for China, Reuters and the New York Times report, to supply China with more meat. '. . . In a country where pork is a staple, the demand for a protein-rich diet is growing faster than Chinese farmers can keep up. While Americans have cut back on meat consumption to the lowest level seen in two decades, Chinese consumers eat 10 percent more meat than they did five years ago. ...

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For the November 2011 'liveSTOCK Exchange' event at ILRI, Steve Staal, Derek Baker, Karl Rich, Ayele Gelan, Acho Okike, Delia Grace, Mohammad Jabbar, Mohamadou Fadiga, Ranjitha Puskur, Lucy Lapar, Berhanu Gebremedhin, Amos Omore and Francis Wanyoike prepared a series of issue briefs on smallholder livestock producers, consumers, and development ... View a presentation to the Livestock Exchange event: [slideshare id=10115657&doc=livestockxchangenov2011-111111032737-phpapp02...

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A new paper by by GK Bruckner, of South Africa, Ensuring safe international trade: how are the roles and responsibilities evolving and what will the situation be in ten years' time?, outlines the changing and evolving roles and responsibilities in ensuring safe international trade in animals and animal products.

Bruckner's abstract follows.

'The roles of the international standard-setting bodies that are mandated to facilitate safe trade, such as the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the International Plant Protection Convention and the World Trade Organization, are well documented, as are the roles of the i...

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A blog in the Guardian this week argues for the G20 agriculture ministers meeting this week to support 'new investment in farming and vibrant, transparent markets to address food security.' 'As the G20 agriculture ministers prepare to meet for the first time this week, they will be tasked with addressing a series of complex challenges that have an impact on everyone from smallholder farmers...

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Edgar Edwin Twine
Post Doctoral Fellow - Value Chain Economist
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist
Sylvester Ochieng' Ogutu
Research Analyst, ReSAKSS-ECA

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Kenya's improved Boran cattle breed

People working on trade

Edgar Edwin Twine
Post Doctoral Fellow - Value Chain Economist
Sirak Bahta
Agricultural Economist
Sylvester Ochieng' Ogutu
Research Analyst, ReSAKSS-ECA