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Fragments d’ILRI: La viande dans nos assiettes, les vies dans nos lunettes
Consumption / Directorate / French / ILRI / Languages / Livestock / Opinion Piece / Pro-Poor Livestock

Fragments d’ILRI: La viande dans nos assiettes, les vies dans nos lunettes

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. Continue reading

Who decides what breeds–and for what purposes? Livestock and fish production by, and for, the poor
Animal Breeding / CRP37 / Genetics / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock-Fish / WorldFish

Who decides what breeds–and for what purposes? Livestock and fish production by, and for, the poor

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. Continue reading

Food scares: Agrifood systems everywhere need greater cooperation and investments in safer foods and farming
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Food scares: Agrifood systems everywhere need greater cooperation and investments in safer foods and farming

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. Continue reading

Chickens rule — Everywhere — Everyday — Every way
ABS / Animal Breeding / Article / Biosciences / Chickens / Consumption / Genetics / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Intensification / Poultry / Spotlight

Chickens rule — Everywhere — Everyday — Every way

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? Continue reading