The board of trustees, management, scientists and support staff of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) take pleasure in announcing publication of the institute’s corporate report for 2014 and 2015.
Introduced by ILRI Director General Jimmy Smith and ILRI Board Chair Lindiwe Majele Sibanda (Life at 40), the report offers a quick overview of ILRI and its work (ILRI Snapshot) and resources (Selected ILRI Capacities) before jumping into twenty-one one-page stories briefly describing the useful products, development tools, effective approaches, big impacts and new knowledge generated recently by ILRI and its many partner organizations.
The regions, topics, farm animals and agricultural systems covered are as wide as ILRI’s broad and global mandate and include the following.
- The first-ever livestock insurance for remote East African herders
Seasonal Succour, p 7
- Tools to match feed technologies to local contexts
Snappy Shortlists, p 9
- Enhancing Southeast Asia’s capacity to prevent global pandemics
Stopping the Stopgaps, p 11
- Backstopping a national vaccine campaign against classical swine fever in India
Vaccine Proclamation, p 13
- A search for the origins of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Kenyan camels
Close Encounters of the Camel Kind, p 15
- Making better use of crop residues for feeding farm animals
From Crop Wastes to Capital Wealth, p 17
- Transforming small-scale goat raising in India and Mozambique into commercial enterprises
The Greater Goat (and Good), p 19
- Helping the Philippines eradicate foot-and-mouth and revamp its smallholder piggeries for export markets
A Moveable Feast, p 21
- Sustaining dryland development in the Horn of Africa
Blueprints for More Resilient Livestock Communities and Nations, p 23
- Partnering the private sector to process animal feeds tailored for African dairy farmers
Processed Feed Products Pass Proof of Concept, p 25
- Managing manure to enhance food security, generate energy and slow global warming
A Kiosk for the Dung at Heart, p 27
- Elucidating levels of mycotoxins in Kenya’s dairy feed chains
Milk of Human Unkindness, p 29
- Reducing mycotoxin contamination of Africa’s maize food and feed supplies
Troubling Toxins, p 31
- Participatory mapping of the global livestock sector
Counting Your Sheep, p 33
- More efficient livestock farming in developing countries increases production while reducing global warming
Where BIG Opportunities Lie, p 35
- Controlling Rift Valley fever in livestock and human populations in Africa and the Middle East
Stopping a Virus from Going Viral, p 37
- Ensuring fair as well as safe meat, milk and eggs in developing countries
Dying for Meat, p 39
- Participatory tracking and mapping of agricultural investments in Africa
Resourcing Resources, p 41
- Conserving the diversity of plants that feed animals that feed people
Forages to the Fore, p 43
- Developing disease-resistant cattle for Africa
A More Perfect Union, p 45
- Models for better conserving and managing West Africa’s disease-resistant ruminants
Back to the Future, p 47
We’ll be running one of these stories each week here on the ILRI News blog over the next several months, and we’ll be adding weblinks to each story for those who want to dig further into a topic. So dip into the whole report now or wait to read the individual stories-with-links posted here in the coming weeks.
What we want most to acknowledge here are all of you who have partnered ILRI in this work, who have funded this work, who have augmented this work, who have used this work, who have promoted this work. None of this work would have been possible without this wider community of talented and committed livestock-for-development workers. We are in your debt. We hope that these stories—of course your achievement as much as ours—make you proud to have invested yourselves in better lives through livestock.
Read online or download the whole of the ILRI Corporate Report 2014–2015.