Vijayalakshmy Kennady

Vijayalakshmy Kennady

Research & Communications Officer, South Asia

Vijayalakshmy Kennady completed her masters in veterinary sciences in the field of animal physiology. She has good expertise in the field of reproductive animal biotechnology including in-vitro fertilization, animal cloning, stem cell research, sperm transcriptomics, artificial insemination, etc. Before joining ILRI, she was working as an Assistant Professor, Animal Physiology at Veterinary Research Institute, Puducherry. She received six awards, out of which she got three best research thesis awards for her research work during her master's programme. Her main contribution to ILRI is the development of different sustainable projects that mainly concentrate on enhancing the livelihoods of small-scale and marginal livestock farmers in South Asia. Apart from that, she also works for different Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) - ILRI collaborative research projects in the area of Livestock and Backyard Poultry Genomics, Animal Disease Economics, Women Empowerment and Methane Emission and its mitigation. She is also overseeing the communications of ILRI-South Asia. 

 

My Projects

Assessment of economic impact

Assessment of economic impact of priority animal diseases and their control in India

indigenous poultry breeds

Genome-wide association study in indigenous poultry breeds and varieties

Methane emission and its mitigation

Methane emission and its mitigation

Improvement of basal feed resources

Improvement of basal feed resources through multi-dimensional crop improvement and application of spin-off technologies from second-generation biofuel

Mapping the issues of Indian donkey

Mapping the issues of Indian donkey and mule population and identify the potential intervention strategies and partners

My Blog Posts

women

ILRI News

ILRI and ICAR 2023 annual review of progress of collaborative projects

A flock of Kadaknath native chicken reared under deep litter system

ILRI News

ILRI and ICAR release SNP chip to identify native chicken breeds

Indian cow

ILRI News

Available now: Issue 12 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

Indian cow

ILRI News

One Health team holds training workshop on food safety in India

pig

ILRI News

ILRI and Assam state government risk communication workshop on milk and pork value chains

Indian cow

ILRI News

ILRI and India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying plan further collaboration

One CGIAR

ILRI News

Kumaraguru Institutions and ILRI host forum on dairy landscape study of Tamil Nadu State, India

One CGIAR

ILRI News

Unlocking the potential of India’s livestock sector through digital and financial services

One CGIAR

ILRI News

ILRI and South Asia partners hold consultations to guide new ILRI strategy

Indian cow

ILRI News

ILRI in South Asia - Brochure

Livestock

ILRI News

Available now: Issue 11 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

One CGIAR

ILRI News

ILRI and partners launch One Health initiative to improve food safety in India

Buffalo

ILRI News

ILRI and ICAR-IVRI discuss implementation of One Health Initiative in India

A flock of Kadaknath native chicken reared under deep litter system

ILRI News

Indian Council of Agricultural Research reviews collaborative livestock development projects undertaken by ILRI

ILRI News

Available now: Issue 10 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

ILRI News

Buffalo fertility boosted in Nepal through training by Guru Angad Dev University and ILRI

ILRI News

Indian Council of Agricultural Research and ILRI strengthen partnership by signing 2023–2026 agreement

ILRI News

Partners review progress of implementing Bihar’s livestock master plan

ILRI News

India’s Odisha State launches master plan to spur livestock sector investment and growth

donkey

National meeting assesses the status and economic benefits of donkeys and mules in India

ICAR and ILRI training to enhance backyard poultry production for India’s food security

Exploring measures to curb the spread of African swine fever in northeast India

Issue 9 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

Available now: Issue 9 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

ILRI News

Nepal Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development explores collaboration opportunities with ILRI during visit to India

ILRI News

ILRI's Jimmy Smith on the transformation of dairy sector in India in celebration of India 75 years of independence

Virtual strategic consultation to prevent transboundary infectious disease spread in South Asia organized by ILRI

Issue 8 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

Available now: Issue 8 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

ILRI and ICAR partners conduct hands-on training on reducing methane emissions from livestock

ILRI and ICAR partners conduct hands-on training on reducing methane emissions from livestock

ILRI and India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying

ILRI and India’s Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying discuss priority areas for livestock sector development

Issue 7 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

Available now: Issue 7 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

Indian cow

Winning, ‘climate-smart’, ways to feed India’s dairy cows—Jimmy Smith, of ILRI

ILRI launches livestock research for development programs in Nepal

ILRI launches livestock research for development programs in Nepal

Training manuals

ILRI releases training manuals on best practices for strengthening livestock value chains in Assam, India

 Issue 6 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

Available now: Issue 6 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

Nepal

Press release: Livestock research institute opens new office in Nepal

Strengthening capacity to tackle methane emissions from livestock in India

Strengthening capacity to tackle methane emissions from livestock in India

Issue 5 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

Issue 5 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter is out

Training on the economics of animal health to improve management of disease threats in India

Training on the economics of animal health to improve management of disease threats in India

NIAB

ILRI News

Issue 4 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter is out

ILRI and India’s National Institute of Animal Biotechnology

ILRI and India’s National Institute of Animal Biotechnology explore collaboration opportunities in livestock disease diagnostics and vaccine development

National dialogue sets the stage for road map on integrated livestock development in India

National dialogue sets the stage for road map on integrated livestock development in India

LRI and Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry

ILRI and Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying join hands to enhance India’s livestock sector

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

Indian Council of Agricultural Research and ILRI review progress of collaborative livestock development projects

Issue 3 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter

Issue 3 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter is out

Engaging non-scientists in the scientific process

Engaging non-scientists in the scientific process: India project employs ‘participatory system dynamics modelling’ to improve control of livestock diseases in the country

Karnataka State government-CGIAR livestock technologies initiative benefits farmers

Karnataka State government-CGIAR livestock technologies initiative benefits farmers

ILRI partners with Odisha State government to support livestock farmers affected by cyclone Fani

ILRI partners with Odisha State government to support livestock farmers affected by cyclone Fani

fair

ILRI showcases feed and fodder technologies at ‘Krushi Odisha 2019’ agricultural fair

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Issue 1 and 2 of ILRI South Asia Newsletter is now available

LRI’s training program on analytical veterinary epidemiology to better control diseases in India

ILRI’s training program on analytical veterinary epidemiology to better control diseases in India

My Publications

Mapping the Indian donkey and mule population and potential intervention strategies and partners

  • Ravichandran, Thanammal
  • Perumal, Ramesh K.
  • Kennady, Vijayalakshmy
  • Baltenweck, Isabelle
  • Wright, Iain A.
  • Burden, F.
  • Rahman, Habibar

Means of livelihood, clean environment to women empowerment: The multi-faceted role of donkeys

  • Ravichandran, Thanammal
  • Perumal, Ramesh K.
  • Kennady, Vijayalakshmy
  • Raw, Z.
  • Cooke, F.
  • Baltenweck, Isabelle
  • Rahman, Habibar

Sustainable livestock production: A systematic review of different constraints associated with sustainable livestock production

  • Kennady, Vijayalakshmy
  • Chakraborty, Sharmistha
  • Biswal, Jyotsnarani
  • Rahman, Habibar

The role of rural Indian women in livestock production

  • Kennady, Vijayalakshmy
  • Chakraborty, Sharmistha
  • Biswal, Jyotsnarani
  • Rahman, Habibar

Intensification of food production systems: A boon or a bane?

  • Kennady, Vijayalakshmy
  • Chakraborty, Sharmistha
  • Biswal, Jyotsnarani
  • Rahman, Habibar

An overview of transboundary animal diseases of viral origin in South Asia: What needs to be done?

  • Gongal, G.
  • Rahman, Habibar
  • Thakuri, K.C.
  • Kennady, Vijayalakshmy