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Livestock and irrigation value chains for Ethiopian smallholders (LIVES) holds planning meeting
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Livestock and irrigation value chains for Ethiopian smallholders (LIVES) holds...
Livestock and Irrigation Value Chains for Ethiopian Smallholders (LIVES) one of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI ) led projects,...
Livestock and Fish,
Sustainable development of fish supplies to meet food and nutrition security...
At the recent meeting on 'Integrating Nutrition into the ASEAN Food Security Framework and Strategic Plan of Action on Food Security in ASEAN Region...
Livestock and Fish,
Milk farmers fight for stake in New KCC
Milk farmers are demanding the first priority to buy the New Kenya Co-operative Creameries, which the government has lined up for sale. The producers...
Satellites to help Kenyans insure against drought
Satellites measuring the greenness of Kenya from space are set to help insure livestock herders against droughts and mitigate the effects of climate...
Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2009 on 12 December
With a focus on “The road after Copenhagen: priority strategies and actions for ensuring food security and rural development in the face of climate...
Modern science lab opens in Kenya
Africa’s Scientists and researchers can now access latest equipment and technologies related to science at a new world-class research facility in...
United Nations launches coordinated global initiative to combat Avian Influenza
In an exclusive interview with MediaGlobal’s Nosh Nalavala, the United Nations System Influenza Coordinator, Dr. David Nabarro calls for a global...
Grazing cattle reduce some greenhouse gases
A new report published in Nature addresses the impact of nitrous oxide, or N2O, which is about 300 times as powerful as CO2 at trapping heat in the...
Reporting and communication help power FAO agriknowledge ShareFair in Addis...
In October 2012 the Knowledge Management and Information Services (KMIS) team at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa...
Does a country’s dirt determine its destiny?
'Chad is dirt poor because its dirt is poor. Germany is relatively rich because its soil is rich. That’s the provocative conclusion flowing from a...
The sustainability problem: Is it too many people? Or too much consumption by a...
The following statements are excerpted from All consuming, an article by David Biello on global consumption and population issues published in the...
Third meeting of the national platform on land and water management - where...
The national platform on land and water management held its third meeting on 23-24 July 2012 at the campus of the International Livestock Research...
Veterinary officers meet to strengthen animal disease control in eastern Africa
Chief veterinary officers and heads of central veterinary laboratories from 10 countries met in Zanzibar from 24 to 26 Aug 2010 to plan how to...
Dependence on borrowed research has cost India
Even as the Indian Network for Climate Change Assessment — dubbed “the Indian Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)” — released its first...
Land of hope: could climate change help Africa?
Head north from nairobi toward Mount Kenya and almost invariably you'll hit weather. Fog, rain, hail, even snow, all unusual for the equator but a...
Biodiversity program launched
The People, Livestock and Environment Theme in ILRI, is a key partner in a new program called Natural Resource Management And Biodiversity...
Sustainable Livestock Digest,
BBC's 'Farming Today' interviews ILRI's Delia Grace on...
With more than 6 billion people and over 20 billion livestock, the world is getting crowded—with risks increasing of livestock diseases causing...
Greenhouse gases in animal agriculture - Finding a balance between food...
The June 2011 special issue of Animal Feed Science and Technology is focused on 'Greenhouse Gases in Animal Agriculture – Finding a Balance between...
Where people are starving, and where they are not, reflects more on African...
Mark Malloch-Brown is in good, and candid, form in an opinion piece in Reuters published yesterday. '. . . [T]he first big change is what has not...
Livestock experts to raise profile of livestock and human health research
Livestock experts reflect on livestock research over the past decade and trends that will drive future livestock research during the 'Livestock...
African biosciences 'hub' highlighted at AAAS meeting in Vancouver
With international funding, the Biosciences eastern and central Africa Hub (BecA-ILRI Hub), based in Nairobi, Kenya, and managed by the International...
m-Kisan: Using mobile technologies to strengthen farmer-extension-expert-...
This week, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) joins partners in India for the launch of the m-kisan project, part of an mFarmer...
Enhancing the richness of indigenous information: From global DAGRIs to country...
DAGRIS (http://dagris.ilri.cgiar.org) Domestic Animal Genetic Resources Information System, a web-based electronic source of information on selected...
IBLI Index in Laisamis based on data up to 28 Jul 2011 - 12 Aug 2011
The pdf below provides the update on the predicted livestock mortality index and the summary of the underlying data in Laisamis for March - September...
Uganda value chain assessment (VCA) work launched
On Monday 19th November, the Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) in Uganda project held a Workshop in Masaka (Uganda) to launch the...
Livestock and Fish,
Field visit: Nicaraguan dual-purpose value chain in action
On 7 August, 2013, stakeholders participating in the Livestock and Fish Impact pathways and planning workshop visited the city of Camoapa, one of the...
Livestock and Fish,
The role of livestock for ACP countries: Challenges and opportunities ahead
On 1st July 2009, the 12th Brussels Briefing dealt with “The Role of Livestock for ACP countries: challenges and opportunities ahead”. The website...
Innovation systems: A testing process
It is a time of new opportunities as new technologies allow people to easily obtain new and more information, and local and global markets become...
Livestock and climate change
Livestock and climate change: What if the key actors in climate change are...cows, pigs, and chickens? The environmental impact of the lifecycle...
Sri Lanka introduces ICT to dairy farmers
Web and mobile technologies have been introduced such that Sri Lanka’s dairy farmers can achieve self-sufficiency in milk production. The project,...
Crop residues and crop-livestock the focus of CGIAR discussion
This week, research teams on the CGIAR Systemwide Livestock Programme-supported project ‘Optimizing benefits from crop residues in smallholder crop-...
Livestock Feed and Fodder blog,
Less meat, less heat climate argument flawed: AFI
Accusations that “less meat means less heat”, inferring that cutting back on livestock production is a panacea for global warming, are wide off the...
Implications of avian flu for economic development in Kenya
Kenya is vulnerable to avian flu given its position along migratory bird routes and proximity to other high risk countries. This raises concern about...
From mahider to CGSpace: Moving our research outputs to open repositories
In late 2009, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) began work on an institutional repository using Dspace software. Under the name...
Livestock and livelihoods: a partnership approach
Livestock and pensions provide the main source of livelihood for the farmers living around the Hoachanas settlement situated in the Kalahari...
Kenya government to strengthen livestock vaccine production
The Government’s quest to tap into the multi-million livestock disease vaccine market has moved a notch higher following the inauguration of a new...
Jegerida - The 'happy strategies' game matches landscape needs with...
One project of the Nile Basin Development Challenge aims to match land and water 'practices' and interventions to the needs of specific landscapes....
Animal nutrition 'successes and failures' in developing countries
During the last four decades a number of animal-nutrition-based technologies and practices have been developed and used in developing countries, with...
Problems in the Horn of Africa 'ought not to be'--KARI's David...
Consortium media briefing held at ILRI on 1 Sep 2011 on drought in the Horn: Panelists Jeff Hill, director of policy in the Bureau of Food Security...
Mass artificial insemination interventions to enhance dairy and beef production...
For the November 2011 'liveSTOCK Exchange' event at ILRI, Azage Tegegne and Dirk Hoekstra prepared an issue brief on genetic improvement of cattle in...
GALVmed 'Livestock 2012' e-discussion - Ways to improve livestock...
GALVmed - the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines - just published an ‘Impetus Strategy Paper’ that puts forward ideas on the...
mKisan planning workshop 26-28 June 2012
Watch this brief video by New Scientist showing how our climate is changing
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Livestock Live Talk survey summary
Livestock Live Talk survey summary 2012-2013...
Research shows bird flu still a threat to poultry production in Kenya
Risk assessment shows Avian Influenza still a threat to poultry production in Kenya The risk of avian flu on poultry production continues to be a...
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