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ILRI@40: Filmed interview with M S Swaminathan on synergies between technology and public policy in India  

This year, 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.

In September 2014, ILRI and partners in India discussed livestock research priorities in the country, which has one of the largest livestock and livestock-dependent populations the world.

In this 4-minute film, Purvi Mehta-Bhatt, head of ILRI Asia, talks with M S Swaminathan, one of the key figures behind India’s Green Revolution. Swaminathan reflects on the establishment of ILRI and its predecessors–the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) and the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA)–and their contributions to synergies between livestock research and public policy in the country, especially in supporting India’s dairy production.

Referring to India’s dairy revolution, he says ‘bringing together the key elements of livestock production including breeding, feeding, marketing, processing and selling has helped achieve very high growth rates in milk production in India.’

Visit to find out about the other ILRI@40 events.

Follow #ilri40 on Twitter.

Read recent blog posts about ILRI@40:

In Des Moines for the World Food Prize? Join the special BMGF-ILRI livestock roundtable this evening, 15 Oct 2014

ILRI turns 40: Nairobi headquarters marks the anniversary, 6 Oct 2014

This week ILRI hosts a major conference in Nairobi on livestock-based options for development, 29 Sep 2014

Livestock innovation systems: Research contributions from ILRI over the decades, 23 Sep 2014

Natural resources: Abundant or scarce? (That would depend on just how ‘natural’ we think human resources are), 18 Sep 2014

Livestock options to meet development goals: ILRI side event at Tropentag Conference in Prague, 17 Sep

ILRI@tropentag 2014: Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security and healthy lives, 16 Sep 2014

The International Livestock Research Institute turns 40–Join us at an ILRI@40 event!, 4 July 2014

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