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Vaccine development breakthrough for Rift Valley fever—new Nature Scientific Reports paper
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Vaccine development breakthrough for Rift Valley fever—new Nature Scientific Reports paper

With colleagues from the Jenner and Pirbright institutes in the UK, Nairobi’s Strathmore University and institutions in Saudi Arabia and Spain, scientists and technicians in a vaccine biosciences program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, have recently published a paper in Nature announcing a breakthrough in development of a ‘One Health’ vaccine that could protect both people and livestock from Rift Valley fever. Continue reading

Unlocking the potential of Ethiopia’s livestock sector: growth, jobs and environmental sustainability
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Unlocking the potential of Ethiopia’s livestock sector: growth, jobs and environmental sustainability

Ethiopia is well-placed to lead Africa in harnessing the contribution of the livestock sector to maximize food and nutritional security, reduce poverty and develop sustainable farming. The recent publication of the Ethiopia livestock master plan indicates that it is gearing up to do so. Continue reading

The BecA-ILRI Hub celebrates 15 years of biosciences in and for Africa
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The BecA-ILRI Hub celebrates 15 years of biosciences in and for Africa

Coming up next week is an event marking the 15th anniversary of the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research (BecA-ILRI) Hub, located in Nairobi, Kenya, and working with partners across the continent as well as with bioscience institutions worldwide. Continue reading

Vaccination proclamation: India protects the neglected ’living assets’ of its remote pig farmers
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Vaccination proclamation: India protects the neglected ’living assets’ of its remote pig farmers

ILRI research to better control classical swine fever, also called hog cholera and pig plague, a highly contagious viral disease of pigs of all ages, usually killing the animals within two weeks of infection. The disease is endemic in the states of northeast India, where pig husbandry and meat eating are ubiquitous among the tribal communities that inhabit this remote region, isolated from the rest of India except through a slender corridor flanked by foreign territories. This article, one of a series being posted on the ILRI News blog, is one of 21 stories published in the ILRI Corporate Report 2014–2015, which you’ll find here: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/68631 Continue reading

Some of ILRI’s top livestock slide presentations in 2015
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Some of ILRI’s top livestock slide presentations in 2015

A few of the top livestock slide presentations made by ILRI staff in 2015 Continue reading