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ILRI at the Committee on World Food Security
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ILRI at the Committee on World Food Security

Today, the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) Iain Wright, deputy director general for research and development–Integrated Sciences, gave a short intervention at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) headquarters in Rome. He spoke on the importance of smallholder farmers. Text of his intervention follows: Mr. Chair, … Continue reading

The view from New York
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The view from New York

The New Yorker recently ran an article on Impossible Burgers, one of several major corporate-backed initiatives that are touting their animal-food alternatives as reasonably good-tasting, culinary substitutes for beef, chicken, milk and so on, but produced without the problematic harms associated with livestock. The article made a number of questionable statistical claims that a variety … Continue reading

ILRI Board Chair Lindsay Falvey, 2019 Crawford Fund Medal awardee, calls on ‘NextGen’ researchers to complete the battle against hunger among the world’s poor
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ILRI Board Chair Lindsay Falvey, 2019 Crawford Fund Medal awardee, calls on ‘NextGen’ researchers to complete the battle against hunger among the world’s poor

Lindsay Falvey, chair of the board of trustees of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), yesterday received the Crawford Fund Medal at a special World Food Day event held on 16 Oct 2019. Falvey then delivered a public lecture on the role of the next generation of scientists in finding solutions to global challenges. Continue reading

Scaling better and faster: towards a new framework for international livestock research
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Scaling better and faster: towards a new framework for international livestock research

More than ever, ILRI researchers are thinking and acting on scaling. ILRI’s Impact at Scale program is working on a framework to enable ILRI and partners to scale better, quicker and in a more consistent manner across ILRI’s entire program portfolio. Continue reading

FAO conference on global hunger to launch
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FAO conference on global hunger to launch

More than 820 million people in the world are hungry today and an additional 1.3 billion suffer from moderate food insecurity, meaning they do not have regular access to nutritious food. Alarmingly, for the third straight year those numbers have risen, despite massive global commitments to reduce or end hunger and the harms, such as … Continue reading

Index-based livestock insurance: Reflecting on success
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Index-based livestock insurance: Reflecting on success

One of the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI’s) major success stories in recent years has been the development of an index-based livestock insurance program (IBLI), which protects livestock keepers in drought-prone arid and semi-arid lands from climate-related losses. Continue reading

Sustainable livestock systems for sustainable lives
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Sustainable livestock systems for sustainable lives

This month, in a new issue of the science journal Animal Frontiers, ILRI scientist Padmakumar Varijakshapanicker leads authorship of a paper on Sustainable livestock systems to improve human health, nutrition, and economic status. Continue reading