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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

Managing the most nutritious, and riskiest, foods in the informal markets of developing countries
Africa / Agri-Health / Animal Products / Consumption / CRP4 / Disease Control / Epidemiology / Food Safety / FSZ / Health (human) / ILRI / Kenya / Nigeria / Nutrition (human) / Opinion Piece / Spotlight

Managing the most nutritious, and riskiest, foods in the informal markets of developing countries

A new book compiling 25 contemporary studies on food safety in Africa’s informal markets offers (surprising) lessons for much of the developing world. Continue reading

IGAD’s Horn of Africa, Nile Valley and Great Lakes region member states sign agreement for joint work with ILRI
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IGAD’s Horn of Africa, Nile Valley and Great Lakes region member states sign agreement for joint work with ILRI

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), an an eight-country trade bloc in Africa including governments from the Horn of Africa, the Nile Valley and the African Great Lakes region and with headquarters in Djibouti City, signed a memorandum of understanding last Friday (27 Mar 2015) with the International livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

First global map of the rising use of antimicrobial drugs in farm animals published in PNAS
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First global map of the rising use of antimicrobial drugs in farm animals published in PNAS

As reported last week in a scientific paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Global trends in antimicrobial use in food animals, worldwide antimicrobial consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 67% between 2010 and 2030. Continue reading