This year, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is marking 40 years of its international research by 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 this short film (1:17 mins), Hung Nguyen, a food safety scientist with ILRI in Vietnam, reflects on a recent discussion at a regional workshop on livestock and One Health that identified research priorities in Southeast Asia for the next 40 years.
‘The main thing we heard from participants is the need to prioritise emerging infectious diseases, particularly zoonotic diseases, and anti micro-bio resistance in agriculture and among humans,’ says Nguyen.
Visit ilri.org/40 to find out about the other ILRI@40 events.
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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