New Tick Cell Biobank Outpost at ILRI to support research in Africa on ticks and tick-borne diseases
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New Tick Cell Biobank Outpost at ILRI to support research in Africa on ticks and tick-borne diseases

ILRI’s Tick Unit has been selected as Africa’s first outpost for the Tick Cell Biobank. The parent Tick Cell Biobank at the Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, houses a collection of approximately 55 cell lines derived from argasid and ixodid ticks, which are of both veterinary and medical importance. Funded by the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Global Challenges Research Fund, the Biobank Outpost project will facilitate access of the tick cell lines by researchers in low- and middle- income countries in Africa, South East Asia and South America. The countries selected for the Outposts include Kenya, Malaysia and Brazil. Continue reading

Two animated shorts on practical steps to improve animal welfare and reduce drug resistance in poor countries
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Two animated shorts on practical steps to improve animal welfare and reduce drug resistance in poor countries

Start this new year (and decade) right. Watch these two little animated films for practical advice on how to prevent both animal suffering and the spread of drug resistance in germs of people and livestock. Continue reading

A tribute to Jean Ndikumana, a ‘gentle giant’ in African livestock research for development
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A tribute to Jean Ndikumana, a ‘gentle giant’ in African livestock research for development

The board, directors and staff of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) mourn the passing of a former colleague and lifelong friend—Jean Ndikumana, a plant and forage breeder by discipline who was born and raised in the Republic of Burundi and who became an exceptional leader in pan-African agricultural research for development. Dr Ndikumana died on 5 December 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

Getting up close and personal: Building on long-standing CGIAR collaboration, a delegation of diplomats tours advanced livestock science facilities in Nairobi
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Getting up close and personal: Building on long-standing CGIAR collaboration, a delegation of diplomats tours advanced livestock science facilities in Nairobi

On Thursday 5 December 2019, a high-level delegation of Nairobi-based diplomats visited the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) to learn more about the its work in Kenya and across the world. Continue reading

#AntimicrobialResistance through the eyes of the journalists in Kenya
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#AntimicrobialResistance through the eyes of the journalists in Kenya

  In the lead up to the World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019 (#WAAW2019), which is celebrated every year in November, the CGIAR AMR Hub at the International Livestock research Institute (ILRI) jointly with Kenya’s ministries of Health and Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation hosted, at the ILRI campus in Nairobi, a media sensitization on raising antimicrobial resistance (AMR) … Continue reading

More vaccination, not antibiotics, needed for Kenyan livestock—Straight talk by Sidai Chair Christie Peacock
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More vaccination, not antibiotics, needed for Kenyan livestock—Straight talk by Sidai Chair Christie Peacock

An interview with Christie Peacock, founder and chairman of Sidai Africa, Ltd., a Kenyan company that provides livestock services and crop inputs to farmers across the whole of Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI and China’s Nanjing Agricultural University commit to deepen collaboration for livestock research and capacity development
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ILRI and China’s Nanjing Agricultural University commit to deepen collaboration for livestock research and capacity development

Over the past two months ILRI and Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU) have had a number of engagements that culminated in the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions on 30 October 2019. Continue reading