Here are three slide presentations recently made by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
(1) Wherefore ILRI?, presented at ILRI’s annual program meeting, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15 May 2013.
(2) The developing world’s smallholder livestock sector, presented at the Board of the International Federation for Animal Health, Brussels, 25 Apr 2013.
- Demand for livestock source foods is growing faster inthe in the developing than the developed world
- Smallholder producers are now and will continue to be alarge part of the supply response for decades to come
- Animal health constraints are binding in developing countries
- As smallholder systems modernize, their need foranimal health and other inputs will grow
- New opportunities exist for synergies between privateand public investments in animal health
(3) Livestock in developing countries: Animal health challenges and opportunities, presented at the General Assembly of the International Federation for Animal Health, Brussels, 25 Apr 2013.
Global Development Challenges: The livestock dimensions
- Promoting growth with equity—smallholder participation
- Connecting smallholders to markets
- Raising livestock productivity
- Animal-human-ecosystems health and food safety
- Rendering livestock systems more environmentally sustainable
- Ameliorating the effects of climate change on livestock