US ambassador to Mali visits communities in Sikasso region supported by an ILRI-led livestock technology scaling project
Agriculture / Crop-Livestock / Food Security / Impact at scale / Livelihoods / Livestock / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Mali / Pro-Poor Livestock / West Africa

US ambassador to Mali visits communities in Sikasso region supported by an ILRI-led livestock technology scaling project

On 25 July 2019, the US ambassador to Mali, Dennis Hankins, visited Ifola village in Sikasso, Mali, to meet communities supported by the ILRI-led Feed the Future Mali Livestock Technology Scaling Program. Continue reading

Boosting Uganda’s action plans on livestock development – BMZ-funded project to tackle animal health challenges
A4NH / Africa / AHH / AMR / Animal Products / East Africa / English / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / PPR / Project / RVF / Small Ruminants / Uganda / VPH / Zoonotic Diseases

Boosting Uganda’s action plans on livestock development – BMZ-funded project to tackle animal health challenges

In early June this year, policymakers, researchers, government and private sector representatives from Kenya, Germany and Uganda met in Kampala to launch the BuildUganda project. Funded by the German government, BuildUganda is a research for development collaboration to prevent and tackle animal diseases and zoonoses in Uganda. Its focus on ‘healthy animals for healthy food and healthy people’ reflects the importance of livestock in the lives and livelihoods of Uganda’s population. Continue reading

ILRI’s Jimmy Smith promotes ‘low-carbon’ and ‘climate-smart cows’ at the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue, in Rwanda
Animal Feeding / Cattle / Climate Change / Directorate / East Africa / Event Report / ILRI / Kenya / LIVESTOCKCRP / Mazingira / SLS / Spotlight

ILRI’s Jimmy Smith promotes ‘low-carbon’ and ‘climate-smart cows’ at the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue, in Rwanda

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), speaks at the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue today, which is being held in Kigali, Rwanda. Smith discussed some of the major research and development impacts that ILRI is making to mitigate the emissions from livestock, including a new methodology to determine, for the first time, the quantities of greenhouse gases emitted by African smallholder livestock systems. Continue reading

One question, two answers: What happens when different methodologies produce different results?
Africa / Agriculture / Gender / Opinion Piece / Tanzania

One question, two answers: What happens when different methodologies produce different results?

The case of women’s empowerment, food security and nutrition of pastoral communities in Tanzania By Alessandra Galiè, senior gender scientist, ILRI In our research on livestock for better livelihoods we often argue for mixed-method approaches: Combining quantitative and qualitative research methodologies will, we think, enhance the quality of our research and the validity of our findings. … Continue reading

Epidemiology and control of peste des petits ruminants in East and West Africa
Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Burkina Faso / East Africa / Goats / Livestock / Sheep / Small Ruminants

Epidemiology and control of peste des petits ruminants in East and West Africa

To launch research activities in support of controlling peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in West Africa, a workshop held last month in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, outlined a roadmap for the implementation of the project at national and regional levels covering the livestock movement corridors between Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. There are approximately 160 million … Continue reading

Minimizing the risks of Rift Valley fever in Uganda – BuildUganda project to build national​ surveillance and response capacities
A4NH / Africa / Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Disease Control / East Africa / Emerging Diseases / English / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Project / Research / RVF / Uganda / Zoonotic Diseases

Minimizing the risks of Rift Valley fever in Uganda – BuildUganda project to build national​ surveillance and response capacities

In early June this year, the BuildUganda research for development project was launched at a workshop with stakeholders. One of the four components of the project is focused on controlling Rift Valley fever (RVF) in Uganda. This component specifically aims to minimize the impacts of RVF by improving capacities for surveillance and response at national and community levels, leading to better risk prediction, evidence-based disease control policies, and improved awareness about the disease. Continue reading