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Global hunger worsening, warns UN
Targets to cut the number of hungry people in the world will not be met without greater international effort, UN food agencies have warned. The UN's...
Integrating innovation systems perspective and value chain analysis in...
This Working paper by Ponniah Anandajayasekeram and Berhanu Gebremedhin on Integrating innovation systems perspective and value chain analysis in...
CG Research Map: Revamped access to ongoing research projects in Africa
The refurbished CG Ongoing Research map has new functionalities such as: A more targeted and friendly search engine, project overviews, and links to...
Fodder Adoption Project Ethiopia: Innovation Platforms from technology focus to...
On September 28, I joined Andre Van Rooyen (ICRISAT) and Ranjitha Puskur (ILRI) in a session on innovation platforms in agricultural research for...
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog,
Smallholder farmers hold the key to global food security
While a lot of money is being pumped into agriculture in a bid to boost production and alleviate hunger in the world, these efforts are unlikely to...
Livestock goods and bads: Readings
Later this month, many staff, partners and members of the board of trustees of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) will gather in...
CGIAR knowledge sharing - connecting researchers and farmers
In its RIO+20 Call-to-action, CGIAR called for knowledge sharing systems that engage with smallholder farmers to improve the management of their...
Keeping the Maasai farmers alive when the pop stars have all gone
The Edinburgh-based charity GALVmed has brought hope to Maasai communities in Tanzania hit by East Coast fever, a livestock disease that kills 19 out...
Livestock market access and poverty reduction in Africa
This is report is one of a series of Working Papers prepared for the Pro-Poor Livestock Policy Initiative (PPLPI). The purpose of these papers is to...
IWMI office in Addis Ababa celebrates as organisation wins ‘world’s most...
The International Water Management Institute, which has a regional office in Addis Ababa, has been named the Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for 2012...
Tropical farming the climate-friendly way
Changing tropical farming methods could cut emissions of methane and carbon dioxide by up to 417 Mt of carbon dioxide-equivalent by 2030, around 12%...
Reversing desertification with livestock in Zimbabwe
Overgrazing is often seen as a major cause of desertification. But by changing the way animals are managed, the Savory Institute (SI) and Africa...
Why the climate talks at Cancun matter
'Will the Cancun climate summit be more productive than the one in Copenhagen? 'After a year of anticipation and two weeks of frenzied negotiations,...
Transforming Mozambique's poultry sector
Speaking at a recent meeting on the 'Impact of U.S. Support on Farming, Poverty and Stability in Mozambique', Florencia Cipriano, Head of Veterinary...
Enoch Ontiri, conservation researcher, joins ILRI
Enoch Ontiri, a conservation researcher has joined ILRIs People Livestock and Environment team as a research technician in social science. His work...
Sustainable Livestock Digest,
Livestock genes identified to unlock protection from animal plagues
Xinhuanet, the Chinese Xinhua News Agency online service, reports on an international research team that used a new combination of approaches to find...
The bigger picture: We can no longer afford random acts of (unconnected) aid
Roger Thurow, US journalist and senior fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, describes the paradox...
Livestock and climate change
For the November 2011 'liveSTOCK Exchange' event at ILRI, Philip Thornton, Mario Herrero and Polly Ericksen prepared an issue brief on the relations...
Multi-stakeholder innovation in Africa: Dairy and beef cases feature in new...
The Forum on Agricultural Research in Africa just published a new report on agricultural innovation in sub-Saharan Africa: experiences from multiple-...
FAO reviews stakeholder dialogue in support of sustainable livestock development
Last week, the Committee on Agriculture of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) discussed options for "stakeholder dialogue in support of...
Women are the (invisible) guardians of livestock diversity--New FAO study
A new study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations argues that to succeed, livestock breed conservation efforts must empower...
Women livestock start ups great success in Bangladesh--New research study
The article below, 'What happens when large ruminants (and some training) meet poverty traps', was posted to the World Bank's Development Impact blog...
Deforestation 'faster in Africa'
Africa's forests are disappearing faster than those in other parts of the world because of a lack of land ownership, a report says. Less than 2% of...
Drought wipes out Kenyan pastoralists’ livelihood
Garrisa town is the headquarters of North Eastern Province, Kenya, the heart beat of Kenya’s pastoralists’ community who are crying lot following the...
A world without roast beef: Who wants that?
Sir Paul McCartney arrived in Brussels yesterday to recruit support for his "meat-free Mondays" campaign. The argument seems so easy: cut down meat...
Symposium develops policy to transform traditional milk markets in East Africa...
Between 1 and 4 December 2009, some 25 dairy-sector stakeholders from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Northeast India met at ILRI Nairobi for a South-...
New bioscience research facility to boost innovation
A world-class bioscience research facility that has opened its doors in Nairobi is set to move Africa closer to the developed world in agricultural...
Strengthening partnerships and networks in agricultural research for development
This ILRI learning module by Ponniah Anandajayasekeram and Ranjitha Puskur on Strengthening partnerships and networks in agricultural research for...
Knowledge is like rainwater ... supporting the NBDC with knowledge and...
This week, communication people from across the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) meet in South Africa to compare and agree ways to...
Heifer Camel project: A resounding success to Maasai community in Tanzania
They are huge, bulky and strong! They are disease-tolerant and can survive drought by browsing on leaves on trees that other livestock cannot eat....
East African countries form a Common Market
'The world’s newest common market was created [1 July 2010] when a regional bloc of five east African countries freed up the movement of people,...
NBDC ‘hard seat’ – the role of science in the Challenge Program on Water and...
During today's Nile Basin Development Challenge 'science and reflection' workshop in Addis Ababa, ILRI's Shirley Tarawali interviewed Larry...
USAID and FAO continue joint battle against infectious disease threats
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is renewing its support of FAO's efforts to combat highly pathogenic avian influenza (...
Tree growing in the highlands of Ethiopia: Key issues to consider
The Ethiopian highlands are losing many valuable tree and shrub species because of anthropogenic and climatic factors. The coverage of high value...
Agriculture doing more of the same is agriculture 'committing suicide...
'Next stop for policymakers gathered in Rome for World Food Day should be Cancun, venue of the climate change summit,' says Olivier De Schutter, the...
pastoralist_Daily Nation_Nov 2009
Fresh commercial milk comes to Cambodia
Churning of the Sea of Milk is the most famous bas-relief at Cambodia's Angkor Wat. It depicts an episode from the Vishnu mythology. The gods,...
ILRI's e-learning tool targets half a million learners
Online technology to empower students as Virtual kenya launched Kenyan students will now be able to see their country virtually by “flying” over...
Sustainable Livestock Digest,
Small-scale Kenyan farmer argues for letting Kenyans grow GM crops
Gilbert arap Bor, a small-scale farmer and member of the Truth about Trade & Technology Global Farmer Network, makes an argument in the Daily...
Australian TV program highlights research in race against time to save Africa...
Catalyst, the Australian Broadcasting Company's well-regarded science television program, yesterday (14 Jul 2011) broadcast an episode on research...
Water scarcity limits crop-livestock production in the Volta Basin
For the November 2011 'liveSTOCK Exchange' event at ILRI, Sabine Douxchamps reflects on her livestock-water work in West Africa ... Rainwater...
Why animals matter to human health and nutrition
Human, livestock and environmental health are inextricably linked. Sixty-one per cent of all diseases are ‘zoonotic’—that is, transmissible between...
Exporting American livestock genetics to China: Grain to follow?
America is breeding farm animals for China, Reuters and the New York Times report, to supply China with more meat. '. . . In a country where pork is...
Improved beekeeping radio series makes waves in Ethiopia
In 2011, Farm Radio International conducted a Participatory Agricultural Radio Series (PARS) related to two of the commodity value chains of the...
ILRI projects in Ethiopia: Getting the science right... in line
taking advantage of the presence of John McIntire, Deputy Director General for Integrated Sciences on the ILRI Addis campus, a group of ILRI...