ILRI@40: Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives

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Today’s decision-makers on pro-poor livestock sector development draw on a substantial body of knowledge and evidence generated by international research on more efficient, safe and sustainable uses of livestock.

 

To mark four decades of research by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), its predecessors—the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) and the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA)—and its partners, ILRI’s board, management and staff in 2014 highlighted the ways in which livestock research greatly advances the global development agenda, specifically for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives.

ILRI facilitated several activities and events bringing together global, regional and local actors in sustainable livestock development, including the public and private sectors and research and development agencies.

 

 
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
Highlights of blog posts, photos, tweets, posters and presentations from events organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) from Sep through Dec 2014. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Feb/2015
Jimmy Smith, director general of ILRI, was recently interviewed by Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) television journalist Tefera Gedamu, who asked Smith about ILRI’s 40-year anniversary. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Feb/2015
In 2014, to mark four decades of international livestock research, ILRI held a series of events on the ways in which livestock research advances food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives. We asked participants to comment on two questions: Looking to 2054, what are THE two most critical livestock-related challenges we must answer through research? What is THE most promising ‘best bet’ opportunity we should invest in to achieve better lives though livestock in 2054. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2015
In 2014, to mark four decades of international livestock research, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held a series of events on the ways in which livestock research advances food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives. At the November 2014 Addis Ababa event, we asked participants to suggest reasons why livestock is overlooked by public and private investors. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2015
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which turned 40 years old in 2014, organized a series of events with old and new colleagues, partners and friends, and with them looked back on what we have accomplished in the past 40 years and fleshed out ideas for the next 40. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jan/2015
In case you missed it, here is the gist of a keynote presentation on 'one-health' made by Jimmy Smith, the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), at the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology & Health, held in Montreal, Canada, 11−15 Aug 2014. Smith's presentation was titled: 'Healthy people, animals and ecosystems for global food and nutritional security'. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jan/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
A high-profile two-day conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 6–7 Nov 2014, to mark the 40-year anniversary of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) brought together world leaders at the intersection of livestock science and development. This conference, the culmination of a series of events that ILRI organized in different parts of the world in the last quarter of 2014 to mark its 4-decade milestone, gave ILRI an opportunity to acknowledge the many people who have helped build the institute and make it what it is today. Chief among these are ILRI’s past and present directors general. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jan/2015
Selfie taken by Mitch Davis of Elanco (far right) at a special livestock session at the Borlaug Dialogue, 15 Oct 2014, hosted by ILRI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From left to right: Jimmy Smith, ILRI director general; Shirley Tarawali, ILRI assistant director general; Suzanne Petersen, of Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed and member … Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jan/2015

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