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Four ILRI fellows attend World Food Prize symposium (virtually)
Advocacy / Agriculture / BecA / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Communications / Event / ILRI / Livestock / Policy

Four ILRI fellows attend World Food Prize symposium (virtually)

Four fellows from the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) CapDev Grand Challenge attended this year’s virtual World Food Prize symposium from 12–16 Oct. The symposium addresses cutting-edge issues in food security and nutrition. Continue reading

From framework to implementation: ILRI Impact at Scale program publishes first scaling readiness analysis on livestock innovations
Africa / Agriculture / Animal Feeding / Capacity Strengthening / English / Feeds / Fodder / Gender / Impact / Impact at Scale / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / News clipping / Pigs / Scaling / Uganda / Value Chains

From framework to implementation: ILRI Impact at Scale program publishes first scaling readiness analysis on livestock innovations

The Impact at Scale (I@S) program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has published the ‘Scaling Readiness report and scaling plan for training and certification approach for small-scale pig producers in Uganda.’ This is the first of a series of Scaling Readiness reports and scaling plans being prepared by the institute. The publications in … Continue reading

Updated CGIAR feed database provides best-cost livestock feed rations for sub-Saharan Africa
Agriculture / Animal Feeding / Ethiopia / Feed Technology / Feeds / FFD / Fodder / Forages / Kenya

Updated CGIAR feed database provides best-cost livestock feed rations for sub-Saharan Africa

Containing the nutritive values of over 44,000 forage and fodder samples, the updated CGIAR feed database can be accessed by researchers, development agents and agricultural extension workers in Africa including farmers, who can use this information to design accurate and scientifically based best-cost livestock rations. Continue reading

Sounding the alarm: The impact of COVID-19 on global food security and nutrition
Advocacy / Animal Production / Communications / COVID19 / Disease Control / Emerging Diseases / Event / Food Security / Food Systems / Markets / Meat / OneHealth

Sounding the alarm: The impact of COVID-19 on global food security and nutrition

Jimmy Smith, the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), spoke on 14 Oct, 2020 about how to prepare for and prevent future pandemics at a Committee on World Food Security (CFS) high-level event. The event, held virtually over three days and in lieu of the traditional annual CFS gathering because of the … Continue reading

A new study gives insights on Napier (elephant) grass, a fast-growing tropical grass
Agriculture / Feeds / Fodder / Forages / Genetics / Livestock Productivity / LIVESTOCKCRP / Science paper / Species

A new study gives insights on Napier (elephant) grass, a fast-growing tropical grass

Using a combination of short-read sequencing, single-molecule long-read sequencing and Hi-C chromosome conformation capture technologies scientists were able to assemble a chromosome scale genome of elephant grass and found an abundance of information. Continue reading

One Health Centre in Africa
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One Health Centre in Africa

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has established a One Health Centre in Africa (OHRECA) to enhance the health of people, animals and their shared environment in the continent. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) the centre will develop capacity and support One Health network initiatives across Africa. Continue reading

International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists: A Mongolian proposal to the UN for 2026
Advocacy / Article / Drylands / Environment / Livestock / Livestock Productivity / Livestock Systems / Pastoralism / Policy / Pro-Poor Livestock / Rangelands

International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists: A Mongolian proposal to the UN for 2026

On 2 Oct 2020, the Committee on Agriculture (COAG) of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), after more than 50 governments and 150 organizations from every continent expressed their support, endorsed the Mongolian Government’s proposal to declare an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) 2026. Continue reading

Excursions of a biochemical kind: ILRI hosts CUNY–Regeneron ‘power couple’ working to improve the health of African cattle and COVID-19 patients
Animal Breeding / Animal Health / Biotechnology / Communications / COVID19 / Disease Control / ILRI / Interview / Kenya / Trypanosomiasis / USA

Excursions of a biochemical kind: ILRI hosts CUNY–Regeneron ‘power couple’ working to improve the health of African cattle and COVID-19 patients

Jayne Raper, professor in the department of biological sciences at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) and her husband Neil Stahl, vice president of Regeneron visit ILRI and share thoughts on trypanosomiasis and COVID-19. Continue reading

Training researchers virtually when supplies can cross borders but people cannot
Agri-Health / Disease Control / East Africa / Goats / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / PIL / PPR / Pro-Poor Livestock / Project / Small Ruminants / West Africa

Training researchers virtually when supplies can cross borders but people cannot

The Epidemiology and Control of peste des petits ruminants (ECo-PPR) project team designed 5-10-minute videos for 10 tools with built in activities and resources to support the training of veterinarians, socio-economists and lab technicians in West Africa and East Africa. Continue reading