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Small farmers and big retailing: What works? What doesn’t? in developing countries
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Small farmers and big retailing: What works? What doesn’t? in developing countries

What, or who, is a smallholder farmer? What is the ongoing retail revolution in developing countries all about? Are small-scale farmers involved? Two agricultural economists, Derek Baker, formerly of ILRI and now at the University of New England (UNE), in Australia, and Jo Cadilhon, of ILRI, help us think this through in a presentation they made at the GLOBALG.A.P. Summit in Abu Dhabi this week. Continue reading

A major presentation on ‘the power of livestock’ to transform today’s resource-scarce agricultural lands
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A major presentation on ‘the power of livestock’ to transform today’s resource-scarce agricultural lands

A major presentation was made at a special side event at the Borlaug Dialogue, in Iowa, on 15 Oct 2014. The side event was hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) as part of a series marking ILRI’s 40-year anniversary this year. The presentation was made by Chris Delgado, who in 1999 led ground-breaking studies showing that a ‘Livestock Revolution’ was taking place in the global South. Continue reading

ILRI@40: Video note on One Health research priorities in Southeast Asia
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ILRI@40: Video note on One Health research priorities in Southeast Asia

In this short film (1:17 mins), Hung Nguyen, a food safety scientist with ILRI in Vietnam, reflects on a recent discussion at a regional workshop on livestock and One Health that identified research priorities in Southeast Asia for the next 40 years. Continue reading

ILRI@40: Filmed interview with M S Swaminathan on synergies between technology and public policy in India  
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ILRI@40: Filmed interview with M S Swaminathan on synergies between technology and public policy in India  

In this 4-minute film, Purvi Mehta-Bhatt from ILRI in India talks with MS Swaminathan on the establishment of ILRI its contributions to synergies between livestock research and public policy in India, especially in supporting the country’s dairy production. Continue reading

In Des Moines for the World Food Prize? Join the special BMGF-ILRI livestock roundtable this evening, 15 Oct
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In Des Moines for the World Food Prize? Join the special BMGF-ILRI livestock roundtable this evening, 15 Oct

If you’re in Des Moines, Iowa, this week for the World Food Prize (16 Oct 2014) and Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium (15–17 Oct 2014), please join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) this evening (Wed, 15 Oct), at 7:30 pm (19:30 CTZ), for a lively roundtable discussion on Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security. Continue reading