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The International Livestock Research Institute turns 40–Join us at an ILRI@40 event!


Marc Chagall, Cow with Parasol, 1946 (via Wikipaintings).

In 2014, to mark 40 years of its international research, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is facilitating a series of events that highlight the ways in which livestock research advances the global development agenda, specifically for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives.

These events bring together global, regional and local actors in sustainable livestock development, including farmers, the public and private sectors and research and development agencies.

We hope to see you at least one of these events and/or in one of our virtual discussion groups.

Marc Chagall, Cows over Vitebsk, 1966 (via Wikipaintings).

Background
Today’s decision-makers on pro-poor livestock sector development draw on a substantial body of knowledge and evidence generated by international research on more efficient, safe and sustainable uses of livestock. To mark four decades of research by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), its predecessors—the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) and the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA)—and its partners, ILRI’s board, management and staff this year are highlighting the ways in which livestock research greatly advances the global development agenda, specifically for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives.

Join us this year to help mark the past and map the future of livestock research for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives.

Marc Chagall, The Farmyard, 1962 (via Wikipaintings).

Main ILRI@40 events
Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security and healthy lives
ILRI special side event at the Tropentag 2014 International Conference on Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development
18 Sep 2014, 1500–1630 hours
Prague, Czech Republic

Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives
Nairobi ILRI @40 event
1 Oct 2014 (mid-morning till afternoon event)
Nairobi, Kenya (ILRI headquarters)

Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security
ILRI special side event at the Norman E Borlaug International Symposium
16 Oct 2014, 1500–1630 hours
Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Livestock-based options for economic well-being in Africa
ILRI special side event at the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture
28 Oct 2014, 1530–1730 hours
Nairobi Kenyatta Conference Centre, Kenya

ILRI@40: Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives
Addis high-profile conference
6–7 Nov 2014 (two days)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Addis hotel and ILRI campus)

More information about these and other events are at: http://40.ilri.org/

 

Marc Chagall, The Cowshed, 1917 (via Wikipaintings).

Get involved
To stay up to date with ILRI@40 activities, visit https://40.ilri.org.

Please fill out this quick survey of your interests in ILRI@40 activities, events and programs: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ilri40

And join ILRI’s LinkedIn group (please forward the link to anyone you know interested in international livestock research for development): http://www.linkedin.com/groups/International-Livestock-Research-7490762

Bonus to anyone willing to search out old photos of ILRI, ILCA or ILRAD. We need the names and places that go with them. For help scanning or digitizing these photos, contact Liya Dejene: l.dejene [at] cgiar.org

Want to know more about these events or how you might engage with us? Please send Nadine Sanginga an email (n.n.sanginga [at] cgiar.org) and she will get right back to you.

Marc Chagall, The Spoonful of Milk, 1912 (via Wikipaintings).

Links
Brochure
ILRI@40 brochure

Websites
Main ILRI website: www.ilri.org
Main ILRI@40 site; information on ILRI@40 events and other activities updated over time; please go here and register your details and interests: http://40.ilri.org/

LinkedIn
Please join ILRI’s LinkedIn Group for discussions and please forward the link to anyone interested in livestock research for development: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/International-Livestock-Research-7490762

Twitter
ILRI Twitter handle: @ILRI, https://twitter.com/ILRI
ILRI@40 on Twitter: Follow the hashtag #ILRI40 for news of events, etc.

Blogs
ILRI News Blog (main corporate blog on original ILRI news):
http://news.ilri.org/ (from 31 Jan 2014 to present)
http://www.ilri.org/ilrinews/ (from 2009 through 30 Jan 2014)

ILRI Clippings Blog (main corporate blog on ILRI news reported on elsewhere): http://clippings.ilri.org/

Newsletters
Livestock Matters: http://paper.li/ilri/livestock-matters (covering all livestock development matters)
Daily Tail: http://paper.li/ILRI/1297708335 (news, info, announcements from ILRI)

 

 

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