ILRI research is guided by the organization's current mission and strategy.

ILRI carries out its research in East, Southern, and West Africa, in South and Southeast Asia, and in China (see what we do by country).

From January 2012, our research is increasingly delivered through multi-center CGIAR Research Programs.

In March 2013, the institute's research was re-organized into 10 programs (see below). These research programs interface with the 8 CGIAR research programs that ILRI is involved in. They draw on support in areas like capacity development, intellectual property, communication and knowledge management.


ILRI research structure

The research programs:

Animal bioscience
Animal science for sustainable productivity
BecA-ILRI Hub 
Feed and forages bioscience
Food safety and zoonoses
Livelihoods, gender and impact
Livestock systems and environment
Policy, trade, value chains
Vaccine biosciences


See the topics we work on

Our research is supported by several specialized unit and instruments:

Our research publications and outputs can be found in our institutional repository -  you can also subscribe to email alerts and RSS feeds on different topics.

See research activities: