ILRI research is guided by the organization's current mission and strategy.

ILRI carries out its research in East, Southern, and West Africa, in South and Southeast Asia, and in China (see what we do by country).

ILRI's research is directed to improving food and nutrition security through increased production and access to animal-source foods; stimulating economic development and poverty reduction through enhanced livestock value chains and increased productivity; improving human health through improved access to animal-source foods and a reduction in the burden of zoonotic and food-borne diseases; and managing the adaptation of livestock systems to climate change and mitigating the impact of livestock on the environment.

From January 2012, our research is increasingly delivered through multi-centre CGIAR Research Programs.

Explore our research themes and programs below.