Mireille Ferrari

Mireille Ferrari

Team Leader, Communications and Outreach

Mireille Ferrari leads content development at ILRI, working closely with the genetics, feeds and environment teams. She is also leading communications for CGIAR's Livestock and Climate initiative. Prior to this she was the communications manager for the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock.

Before joining ILRI, Mireille worked with the World Food Programme Somalia Country Office where she was responsible for donor and strategic communications. She has worked on project and corporate communications with the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia and the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines. She was Communications Director at Sayara Strategies in Afghanistan, where she led public information campaigns for USAID, UN agencies, NGOs and government ministries.

Mireille completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Durham in the UK and went on to study multimedia at the Rhode Island School of Design in the U.S.

My Blog Posts

PhD students Demissie Dawana (left) and Tegegn Fantahun (far right) from the Mazingira Centre spent time with Loyapin Bondé (center) to demonstrate and explain how the biodigester is an effective tool to reduce manure emissions and transform manure into fertilizer. Photo courtesy of Loyapin Bondé


Enhancing West African greenhouse gas research through expert exchange visits at ILRI's Mazingira Centre

Rain on cattle


How a trailblazing program shaped the integration of climate and livestock agendas

Emmanuel Kirwa, a boda boda soil advocate

Transforming Kenya's motorcycle taxi riders into soil experts

Mark Suzman with poultry farmer Martha Ndirangu


Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman visits transformative poultry research in Kenya


Building the evidence case for scaling up drought risk financing in East Africa

New science

​​​​​​​New atlas reveals climate-critical rangelands cover half the world's land surface, supporting millions of people and critical ecosystems—yet often ignored despite threats

Climate induced heat stress in pigs will require joint action to protect and sustain the pig industry in Uganda for years to come


Pastoral communities in Tanzania celebrate securing of their communal grazing rights

Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of ILRI, assumes Chair of the Global Agenda on Sustainable Livestock

Moving science events online in a lockdown Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic

Woman working with eggs


Putting women first in the adoption and delivery of livestock vaccines

Livestock in Kenya


Eyes in the sky: Kenya's government provides pastoralists with livestock insurance through satellite imagery

Making the case for new data on rangelands

Thomas F. Randolph receives honorary doctorate from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences