New project to improve agricultural productivity in Zimbabwe
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New project to improve agricultural productivity in Zimbabwe

A new European Union-funded ‘Livestock Production Systems in Zimbabwe’ (LIPS-Zim) project is working to increase agricultural productivity in the country’s agro-ecological Zones IV and V. It is promoting the adoption of climate-relevant innovations in livestock production systems and improving surveillance and control of livestock diseases. Launched on 1 January 2020, the LIPS-Zim project is implemented … Continue reading

ILRI feed technology research platform makes more fodder available to developing-world livestock keepers
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ILRI feed technology research platform makes more fodder available to developing-world livestock keepers

Located at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) campus in Patancheru, India, the feed technology research platform of the Feed and Forage Development Program of ILRI provides laboratory infrastructure and tools for rapidly and affordably analysing fodder quality. Continue reading

ILRI ‘eWeigh’ mobile phone app to help farmers accurately estimate live weight of their cattle
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ILRI ‘eWeigh’ mobile phone app to help farmers accurately estimate live weight of their cattle

Researchers from the Mazingira Centre at ILRI have developed a mobile phone application (app) to help farmers better gauge the live weight of their animals. Continue reading

Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health celebrates five-year milestone and plans for its future
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Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health celebrates five-year milestone and plans for its future

The Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) had a double celebration on 27 September 2019 as it celebrated the achievements made in the first five years of its existence and the signing of a collaborative framework agreement between its founding partners to underpin its future for the next five years. Continue reading

A few engineering breakthroughs that could (literally) transform Africa’s dairy systems and food security
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A few engineering breakthroughs that could (literally) transform Africa’s dairy systems and food security

This article has been written by Steve Kemp In the next 30 years, the world population is expected to reach 10 billion. A big question is if we can feed this many people sustainably. A short answer, if one involving much uncertainty, is, Yes, we can. It is commonly understood that agricultural scientists will continue … Continue reading

Harnessing livestock innovations for greater economic good
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Harnessing livestock innovations for greater economic good

The rising global demand for livestock-derived foods offers a wealth of new opportunities for transforming the livestock sector into one that is fair as well as sustainable, safe as well as profitable, humane as well as efficient. Continue reading

Better breeds for more milk: ​African dairy genetics gains bulls and cows exhibition
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Better breeds for more milk: ​African dairy genetics gains bulls and cows exhibition

    Today, thirty-five farmers and over fifty representatives from the Tanzanian government including Hon. Luhaga Mpina, Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, Tanzania, and Dr. Eligy Mussa Shirima, Director General of the Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI), Tanzanian government and dairy industry leaders, representatives from neighboring African nations and international organizations, gather at the Nane … Continue reading

Advocating for livestock, say its supporters, requires stronger narratives as well as robust evidence
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Advocating for livestock, say its supporters, requires stronger narratives as well as robust evidence

ILRI and the African Union Commission recently sponsored a breakout session at the 15th annual CAADP Partnership Platform Meeting on how investing in livestock can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. Continue reading