ILRI@40 ADDIS: Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives

ILRI conference Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 6-7 November 2014

6 and 7 November 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is organizing a two-day high-profile conference on livestock’s contribution to sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives.

 

Today’s decision-makers on pro-poor livestock sector development draw on a substantial body of knowledge and evidence generated by international research on more efficient, safe and sustainable uses of livestock.

 

 

This year, the board, management and staff of ILRI are highlighting the ways in which livestock research advances the global development agenda, specifically for food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives.

 

ILRI@40

In 2014, to mark 40 years of international research, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is facilitating a series of events that highlight the ways in which livestock research advances the global development agenda, specifically for food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives.

 

These events bring together global, regional and local actors in sustainable livestock development, including the public and private sectors and research and development agencies.

 

40.ilri.org

 

This livestock research by ILRI and partners is behind products and practices helping millions of people in developing countries produce food and generate income. It is creating new tools and evidence to help decision-makers tackle risks and grasp benefits caused by rising demands for livestock foods and fast-changing livestock systems in developing countries. And it is providing game-changing options to guide and fine-tune trajectories of future livestock production systems so they provide sustainable, equitable and resilient futures for all.

 

The conference will highlight products of livestock research and how they contribute to the global development agenda, from generating research products (performing) to targeting research investments and policymaking (informing) to reshaping whole livestock production systems (transforming).

 

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Program 6 November (am) @ Sheraton Hotel

0730

0845

Registration

Process welcome

Shirley Tarawali, Assistant Director General, ILRI

0915

Welcome and opening remarks
Jimmy Smith, Director General, ILRI

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chair, ILRI Board of Trustees

0915

Inaugural address 
HE Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia

0940

Keynote address: Livestock and economic well-being
Kanayo Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

1015

1020

Video message from Bill Gates

Remarks from representatives of ILRI founding organizations

1030

Break, with posters

1100


1130

Scene-setting address:
HE Teferra Derebew, Minister of Agriculture, Ethiopia

Featured speakers:

  • Healthy animals equals healthy, productive people
    Lorne Babiuk, Vice-President (Research), University of Alberta
  • Livestock and the environment
    Henning Steinfeld, Chief, Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

1230

Lunch, with posters

1400

 

Roundtable I: Livestock - sustainable food and nutritional security  
Moderator: Joyce Cacho, Principal, Adinura Advisory, LLC

Panellists:

  • HE Gebregziabher Gebreyohannes, State Minister, Livestock Resources Development Sector, Ethiopia Ministry of Agriculture
  • Unesu Ushewokunze-Obatolu, Principal Director, Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services, Zimbabwe Ministry of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development
  • Lucy Lapar, Senior Scientist, ILRI Vietnam
  • Amanuel Kassie, Program Manager, Pastoralist Unit, CARE Ethiopia

1445

 

Roundtable II: Livestock – economic well-being

Moderator: Simeon Ehui, Manager, Agriculture Global Practice, South Asia Region, World Bank

Panellists:

  • HE Wondirad Mandefro, State Minister, Agriculture, Ethiopia Ministry of Agriculture
  • Jurjen Draaijer,  Global Dairy Coordinator, SNV
  • Tom Randolph, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish
  • Susan Minae, Officer in Charge, FAO Subregional Office for Eastern Africa and Interim Representative to the African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and Ethiopia

1530

Break

1600

Roundtable III: Livestock – healthy lives

Moderator: John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health

Panellists:

  • Walter Masiga,  Sub-Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, OIE
  • Oumar Diall, Animal Production and Health Officer, FAO
  • Juliana Rwelamira, Managing Director, Sasakawa Africa Association
  • Vish Nene, Director, Livestock Vaccines Initiative, ILRI

1645

Plenary Q&A - Azage Tegegne, Senior  Scientist, LIVES Project Manager and Deputy to the Director General’s Representative in Ethiopia, ILRI

1715

Investing in livestock - Where’s the beef? Audience and expert engagement

1745

1800

1815

Announcing the African Chicken Genetic Gains collaboration

Reflections on the day – Jimmy Smith, Director General, ILRI

Introducing day 2 plans

 

1830

Reception until 2000

Program 7 November @ ILRI Campus

0830

Introduction to the day

9000

Hard talk: ‘Livestock research general directions’ with Professor Brian Perry and guests

0930

Plenary:  Livestock and the world in 2054 – Challenges to research (reporting back from day 1)

1015

Arrangements for group work

1030

Break

1100

Parallel sessions

  • Livestock and the environment
  • Livestock and sustainable food and nutritional security
  • Livestock and economic well-being
  • Livestock and healthy lives

1230

Lunch with interactive ‘food for thought’

1400

Parallel sessions

1500

Refreshments available

1530

Hard talk ‘connecting science to sustainable development’ with Professor Brian Perry and guests

1600

The ‘bull ring’: Feedback from parallel sessions

  • Livestock and the environment
  • Livestock and sustainable food and nutritional security
  • Livestock and economic wellbeing
  • Livestock and healthy lives
  • Synthesis: The livestock research agenda for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives – to 2054!

1700

ILRI@40: what did we learn from the process?
Shirley Tarawali, Assistant Director General, ILRI

1720

Closing remarks
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, Chair, ILRI Board of Trustees

1730

Close

 

 

Venue: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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