Expert opinion agrees that the best way to tap into the potential of the drylands is to build on the foundation of their livestock economies rather than ignoring them or seeking to replace them.
On 22 May 2015, to make the FEAST tool more widely available, a FEAST e-Learning course was launched in Addis Ababa. It is the initial product on ILRI’s new learning management system.
The Value Chain Transformation and Scaling Flagship of the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish works to works to enable innovations for the transformation and scaling of selected livestock value chains in developing countries.
Ce billet d’opinion offert par Jimmy Smith, directeur général du Centre International pour la Recherche sur l’Elevage (ILRI) est paru le 23 février 2015 dans The Economist, dans sa version anglaise ‘The Meat We Eat, the Lives We Lift’. Il reprend les critiques exprimées à l’encontre de l’élevage à la loupe pour comprendre la perspective différente entre le monde développé et en développement sur cette question.
The feeds and forages flagship is designing superior feed and forage strategies for smallholders to meet current and evolving demands for more meat, milk and fish as well as agile feed value chains with lighter ecological footprints.
The Animal Genetics Flagship works to ensure that by 2023 choices of improved and appropriate livestock and fish breeds and strains are widely available, used sustainably and are equitably providing nutritious, affordable food and income for the poor. The 40 comments in the animal genetics flagship virtual discussion fell into four major topics.
An interesting, if scary, read is chapter 6 of the recently launched flagship report of IFPRI on reducing and managing food scares, co-written by Delia Grace at ILRI and John McDermott, who directs the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, led by IFPRI.
When, exactly, did the chicken move out of our backyards and into our front rooms, taking over our kitchens and imaginations? When did it stop being a bird peasants kept to serve up the occasional egg, and the daily morning crow, and become meat for daily gobbling?