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Bright Rwamirama, Honourable State Minister for Animal Industry, Uganda (left), and Modibo Traoré, FAO sub-regional coordinator for eastern Africa and representative to Ethiopia, the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, at the ILRI@40 conference in Nairobi, 1 Oct 2014 (photo credit: ILRI/Paul Karaimu). Which matters most to Africa’s agricultural development? Research … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently brought together pig value chain actors in Masaka District to review and identify measures of preventing the spread of ASF. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

Research on disease-resistant Napier grass forage for dairy cows is a joint collaboration between ILRI, KALRO and the national research institutes of Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda under the East African Productivity project. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

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

Flies are attracted to meat – especially pork. And they aren’t the only ones to have this craving: Most people in Uganda really like pork – as is evidenced by Uganda’s having the highest pork consumption per person of all East-African countries (FAO, 2011). This relationship spurred a research project in May 2014 run by the PhD candidate, Martin Heilmann, who is himself attracted to insects in general. Thus, our love story comes full circle. The project, which tries to assess the risk of flies as cross-contaminators, was developed by the Institute of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine at Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health and the BMZ funded “Safe Food, Fair Food” project in Uganda which is led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). ...

Safe Food Fair Food, Oct/2014

Scientists from ILRI's Food Safety and Zoonoses program presented at the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture held in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-30 October 2014.

AgHealth, Oct/2014

The World Bank has proved an additional credit of $US75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. The funds will help to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014

African swine fever is one of the major constraints to the productivity of pig enterprises in Uganda. Research efforts to understand how the disease spreads has mostly focused on producers, but other actors in the pig value chain, especially traders, transporters and butchers also play a role in spreading the disease. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Oct/2014

Update on ILRI Uganda national staff appointments August-October 2014. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Oct/2014

Inspecting a pig’s health in Busia, western Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith). ‘Occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in almost half of the countries that make up the African continent in 2012. This transboundary animal disease (TAD) can have a powerful negative impact on a nation’s economy and social structures. It causes major … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014


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