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.

 

 
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
This poster, prepared for the ILRI@40 series of events, highlights past trends and future predictions of emerging zoonotic infectious diseases using a conceptual framework of the causal links between livestock keeping, nutrition and health outcomes among the poor.
AgHealth, Dec/2014
Scaling up transdisciplinary research so that a systems approach can be applied by more and more scientists could make a huge contribution to development in smallholder farming. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2014
The master plan, which ILRI contributed to, is based on a qualitative and fact-based livestock sector model and analysis. The new plan will see improvement in Ethiopia’s poultry breeds and forages and the creation and maintenance of a livestock population database in the country. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Dec/2014
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 contribution of livestock to human and animal health was among the topics discussed at a high-profile conference organized by the International Livestock Research Institute in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 6-7 November 2014.
AgHealth, Nov/2014
ሰሃራ በታች ከሚገኙ አገሮች በተለይም ኢትዮጵያና ጎረቤት ኬንያ ስለ ቁም እንስሳት ሀብታቸው ብዙ ይባልላቸዋል፡፡ ይሁንና ተደጋግሞ እንደሚገለጸው አገሮቹ ካላቸው እምቅ አቅም አንፃር ተጠቃሚነታቸው ሲፈተሽ ከባህር ላይ በጭልፋ የመጥለቅ ያህል የሚጋነን ነው Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Nov/2014
ዓለም አቀፉ የቁም እንስሳት ምርምር ኢንስቲት ዩት (ILRI) የተመሰረተበትን አርባኛ ዓመት በአዲስ አበባ በማክበር ላይ ይገኛል፡፡ በሁለተኛው የዕድገትና ትራንስፎ ርሜሽን ዕቅድ ኢትዮጵያ ከቁም እንስሳት ሃብቷ ተገቢውን ጥቅም ለማግኘት ትኩረት ሰጥታ ትሰራለች፡፡ Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

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