To achieve its strategic objectives of developing, testing, adapting and promoting science-based practices, providing compelling scientific evidence to decision makers and developing capacities, ILRI invests in communications and knowledge management.


This work is led at the corporate level by the communications and knowledge management unit. Communications specialists are also embedded across different projects and programs ensuring that actions are close to activities. ILRI’s data is managed and made accessible by the research methods group


A report launched this week on managing risks to food safety in Vietnam was prepared by the World Bank and other research and development partners at the request of the Government of Vietnam. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) was the lead technical partner in development of the report. Food Safety Risk Management in Vietnam: Challenges and opportunities was launched on 27 Mar 2017. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Mar/2017
A new open-access Nutrition Knowledge Bank has been created as part of a GSMA mNutrition initiative to help tackle malnutrition in Africa and Asia. This collection of content on good nutritional practices includes factsheets and mobile messages for anyone to download and use. Funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the mNutrition project aims to deliver nutrition information to 3 million people in 12 developing countries. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Feb/2017
The following are highlights of a new CGIAR paper advancing ways to make agricultural science make a bigger difference to development outcomes. We describe a theory-of-change approach to an agricultural research for development program. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jan/2017
Take a look below at the top ten viewed articles published in 2016 on the ILRI Clippings blog. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Jan/2017
Take a look below at the top ten viewed articles published in 2016 on the ILRI News blog. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Jan/2017
This year, with a pilot project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation starting in Sep 2016, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) stepped up its advocacy work supporting livestock development for a more sustainable and equitable world. The following are among ILRI's top advocacy communications of 2016. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2016
ILRI's CKM team recently supported the process leading to and facilitating a 'National coordination and experience sharing forum (NCESF) in the area of food security and resilience building programs in Ethiopia'. This experience went well beyond typical event support and offered interesting opportunities for ILRI more widely. This post also looks at lessons learned in the process. Continue reading →
Maarifa, Dec/2016
This week, Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), led a delegation from ILRI to the Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC HLM2), held in Nairobi, Kenya. On 30 Nov 2016, Smith participated in a panel discussion highlighting the essential role of business in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and providing guidance for how governments and development partners can support responsible, inclusive and sustainable business. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Dec/2016
We can shrink the carbon footprint of livestock, but we need to properly measure their emissions first. Opinion piece written by Polly Ericksen. Continue reading →
ILRI clippings, Nov/2016
What might seem like a silver bullet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions risks undermining other development goals such as ending hunger, improving health and eliminating poverty. We cannot ignore the important role that animal-source foods play, especially in developing countries, when we talk about tackling climate change. Instead we need to find a middle ground. Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Nov/2016