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The livestock boom in India: Pathways to an increasingly profitable, pro-poor and sustainable sector
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The livestock boom in India: Pathways to an increasingly profitable, pro-poor...
India, already the world's biggest milk producer and beef exporter (mostly water buffalo), is investing in research to ensure that its poorest people...
ILRI news blog,
Tainted-milk victims in China to be paid
A group of Chinese dairy companies accused of selling tainted milk that sickened tens of thousands of babies has agreed to compensate the victims,...
Pig breeding takes off in India's northeast, which produces 25% of the...
The Telegraph in Calcutta ran a story this week on why pigs—and pig breeding—matters to the marginalized indigenous communities of India's northeast...
Yammer for You?
More and more of us are looking for ways to easily connect, communicate and share online. Some people like Facebook or Twitter, others prefer a...
Round-up of first news clippings on ILRI-CCAFS 'hotspots' of climate...
Below is a round-up of some of the first news clippings generated by the 3 June 2011 launch of an ILRI-CCAFS report, Mapping hotspots of climate...
Climate change causing plant and animal species to move poleward, away from...
USA Today reports on a new paper in the prestigious journal Science that increasing temperatures are pushing plant and animal species to move uphill...
Workshop on gender and market-oriented agriculture: Research to practice
A Workshop on Gender and Market-oriented Agriculture 2011 (AgriGender 2011): Research to Practice 31st January-2nd February, 2011: Addis Ababa,...
ILRI Livelihoods, Gender and Impact,
ILRI joins NGOs to spearhead livestock insurance cover
Livestock farmers in Kenya are gearing up for insurance opportunities against losses from drought and disease-related deaths. The insurance products...
In Kenya, better cows for better health
A parasite researcher from NYU is hoping to tackle African sleeping sickness in Kenya by creating genetically enhanced cows that cannot catch or...
CGIAR Livestock and Fish Program sets out 2012 plans for Vietnam
Early last week, the CGIAR Livestock and Fish Program convened an internal meeting to take stock of plans for the proposed work on smallholder pig...
Livestock and Fish,
Pastoralism unraveling in Mongolia
A pungent odor like turpentine wafts over the hillsides north of the Mongolian capital. It comes from the sharilj, a wild plant that has taken over...
Former ILRI graduate fellow wins the Pfizer President's Presenter Award
Daniel Kerage, a graduate fellow at ILRI from 2006 to 2008 and now continuing his studies in Canada, has won the prestigious Pfizer President's...
Livestock and Fish,
Why Africa's national parks are failing to save wildlife
The traditional parks model of closing off areas and keeping people out simply may not work in Africa, [caption id="attachment_1790" align="...
Improving livestock water productivity - Special issue of Experimental...
Today saw the publication of a special issue of Experimental Agriculture guest edited by Tilahun Amede, Shirley Tarawali and Don Peden. It presents...
From the silo to the landscape, the 'research for development'...
During the recent NBDC science meeting, associate consultant - and former staff member of the International Water Management Institute - Doug Merrey...
Help us refine the CGIAR’s livestock and fish research proposal
In September 2010, four CGIAR Centers – CIAT, ICARDA, ILRI and WorldFish – formally submitted a proposal on ‘livestock and fish’ to the CGIAR...
ILRI news blog,
Surviving drought in Kitengela, Kenya
Surviving the Drought from duckrabbit. The 2009 drought in Kenya has had a devastating effect on pastoralists. Hundreds of thousands of cattle died...
Sustainable Livestock Digest,
Is there a formula to work out which feed technologies will work in different...
At the "Techfit" workshop in Dehra Dun this week a group of scientist and development workers were in deep conversation about how to prioritize...
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog,
Livestock livelihoods for the poor: Beyond milk, meat and eggs
The science journal Animal Frontiers this month (Jan 2013) focuses on the links between livestock production and food security. Maggie Gill edited...
ILRI news blog,
Social learning and climate change: CGIAR and partners in the (local) decision-...
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) last week convened a workshop on communication and social...
Long-term 'food aid-plus' has helped avert famine in Ethiopia, Kenya...
An article in this week's Economist describes the value of helping communities in the Horn of Africa's to build resilience to recurrent drought. It...
East Africa moves to establish joint disease surveillance centre
With infectious diseases widely regarded as the major constraint to agricultural and animal development as well as human health and well-being in sub...
World scientists meet again over climate change in Kenya
Climate change in Africa and the world at large has impacted on many fronts resulting in drought and floods hence resulting in food shortage....
Monsanto bet early - and successfully - on biotechnology
'Few companies spin financial growth out of crop growth better than Monsanto. By making an early, successful R&D-heavy bet on biotechnology,...
Dubai camel dairy hopes to milk health food market
European Union health regulators in July cleared the United Arab Emirates to become the first major exporter of camel milk products to the 27-nation...
Kenya's dairy sector worth $230million - ILRI study
The Kenya dairy industry is making a turnover of over Ksh.17 billion (US$230 million), following a policy change six years ago. 'A new report by the...
Africa RISING charts strategic roadmap to boost productivity of smallholder...
Mixed-farming smallholder growers in East and Southern Africa are slated to see a boost in their production and productivity resulting from a...
Ghana and Mali bustling as Africa RISING activities take off in West Africa
The West Africa project of the Africa RISING program has been bustling with activities: The review and planning meeting for year one was completed in...
Independent examines diseases that jump from animals to humans
The Independent examines the expansion of human diseases that originated in animals. "At least 45 diseases that have passed from animals to humans...
My Experience in Ethiopia by Sarah Marketon, Student Associate
Expedition to Ethiopia[slideshare id=8778631&w=425&h=355&sc=no] Sarah N. Marketon a junior at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School,...
How multi-stakeholder platforms help extend fodder options for livestock in ...
Speaking at the ‘Fourth Ethiopian Fodder Roundtable’ hosted by ILRI on 22 June, Kebebe Ergano of ILRI introduced the IFAD-Funded ‘Fodder Adoption...
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog,
ILRI extends bandwidth and use of ICTs
Speaking at the January 2011 ILRI Partnerships and Communications (P&C) retreat, Iam Moore, Head of ICT at ILRI reflects on the past year. He...
Health security and animal disease: Hooves and humans
There is relief that human cases of Swine Flu have so far turned out to be less lethal than expected for many people. Understanding of the need to be...
Kenya: Lightweight kit for small farmers
A new piece of kit in the form of a backpack could help small farmers in Kenya increase yields, profits and agricultural know-how in a sustainable...
Oromia Insurance Company to offer livestock insurance for Ethiopian farmers
One year old Oromia Insurance Company (OIC) is to offer livestock insurance for farmers - a new service for Ethiopia. The insurance company is also...
Imported cattle threaten African livestock diversity
Even though locally-adapted, diversified agriculture and farming is a key component of both food security today and in a warmer more climate-stressed...
Livestock production in developing countries - Globally significant and locally...
In September 2011, the deputy director general-research for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), John McDermott, made a keynote...
Livestock sector policies and programs in developing countries: A menu for...
Interventions to strengthen the livestock sector in the developing world help reduce poverty and hunger because hundreds of millions of rural...
Are ILRI warnings of continued maize failure in Kenya's drylands coming...
'There has been a lot of talk, research, and policy documents on climate change and what this portends for the country’s food and even national...
Scaling-up evergreen agriculture to enhance maize-mixed and agropastoral...
In 2012, Africa RISING funded an ‘early win’ project in Tanzania and Malawi led by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). The project aims to build...
India set to become world's largest beef exporter as well as largest dairy...
India, wich several years ago passed America as the world's biggest dairy producer, is now set to become the world's biggest exporter of beef—buffalo...
How much water is in the meat on your plate? Livestock live talk at ILRI on 7...
What is a 'water footprint' and why does it matter? How does the 'livestock water footprint' differ between developing and developed countries? These...
African women feeding Africa
Below are some highlighted remarks made by Vicki Wilde, director of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), based in...
Scientists discuss current knowledge and research approaches that could lead to...
The next generation vaccine for East Coast fever (EFC), an important cattle disease was the discussion agenda in a 2.5 day workshop organized by the...
Improving lives and livelihoods through improved livestock health
Livestock offer powerful pathways out of poverty for an estimated 750 million poor farmers in South Asia and Africa in addition to providing food,...