The story of Humidtropics agricultural innovation capacity development, 2014-2016
Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / Innovation Systems / Livestock / Livestock Systems / Research

The story of Humidtropics agricultural innovation capacity development, 2014-2016

From 2012-2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated System for the Humid Tropics, or Humidtropics, worked towards transforming the lives of the rural poor in several action sites in Asia, Africa and Tropical America. Initially, capacity development went on almost intuitively, as an integrated part of the implementation process. It soon become clear that such … Continue reading

The sharp divide: Do we need animals to feed this world?
A4NH / Animal Products / Directorate / Food Security / FSZ / ILRI / Livestock

The sharp divide: Do we need animals to feed this world?

Livestock, the fastest-growing, highest-value and a highly controversial agriculture sector, is at a crossroads. Following a new set of 17 sustainable development goals, the current and potential roles of livestock systems in food and nutrition security and other aspects of sustainable development, including the environment, human health and livelihoods, continue to be debated. Opinions are sharply divided in the industrialized world between those who consider animals to be more part of the solution and those who consider them to be more part of the problem. Continue reading

CGIAR and ILRI research in Ethiopia showcased to Swiss Development Cooperation visitors
Agriculture / CGIAR / Directorate / ILRI / Livestock / Research

CGIAR and ILRI research in Ethiopia showcased to Swiss Development Cooperation visitors

On 16 July 2015, a high-level delegation from Switzerland visited the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) campus in Ethiopia. The short visit aimed to give the Swiss visitors some insights into research taking place on the campus, by ILRI and other CGIAR centres. Continue reading