As United States marks January as ‘National One Health Awareness Month’, public, veterinary and environmental health in Africa is bolstered by the start of a new ‘One Health’ centre
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As United States marks January as ‘National One Health Awareness Month’, public, veterinary and environmental health in Africa is bolstered by the start of a new ‘One Health’ centre

U.S resolution recognises that One Health is ‘essential to combating and strengthening the surveillance of emerging and reemerging disease’ and calls for integrating efforts by professionals from several disciplines—including health, science, technology and engineering—to address increasing threats posed by emerging diseases at the human-animal-environmental interface. Continue reading

University of Illinois bestows its 2019 International Alumni Award on ILRI chief Jimmy Smith
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University of Illinois bestows its 2019 International Alumni Award on ILRI chief Jimmy Smith

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has bestowed its Madhuri and Jagdish N Sheth International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement on Jimmy W Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Established in 2000, this annual university award recognizes its international alumni who are highly distinguished in their profession, have made outstanding contributions to government, humanity, science, art, or human welfare, and exemplify the strength of their education at Illinois. Continue reading

Gates Foundation grants Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems USD8.7 million to improve human nutrition in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia
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Gates Foundation grants Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems USD8.7 million to improve human nutrition in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia

The University of Florida has been awarded USD8.7 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund livestock research over the next five years to tackle high rates of food insecurity and undernutrition in two of Africa’s landlocked nations—Burkina Faso, in the west, and Ethiopia, in the east. Continue reading

ILRI’s Shirley Tarawali joins global livestock industry leaders to discuss beef’s role in feeding the world
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ILRI’s Shirley Tarawali joins global livestock industry leaders to discuss beef’s role in feeding the world

Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), will today (Friday, 4 Mar 2016) join global livestock industry leaders to discuss ‘Beef’s role in feeding the world’ at the International Livestock Congress (ILC), in Houston, USA. Continue reading

Food scares: Agrifood systems everywhere need greater cooperation and investments in safer foods and farming
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Food scares: Agrifood systems everywhere need greater cooperation and investments in safer foods and farming

An interesting, if scary, read is chapter 6 of the recently launched flagship report of IFPRI on reducing and managing food scares, co-written by Delia Grace at ILRI and John McDermott, who directs the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health, led by IFPRI. Continue reading

Storify highlights of special livestock session at the Borlaug Dialogue in Iowa
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Storify highlights of special livestock session at the Borlaug Dialogue in Iowa

Selfie taken by Mitch Davis of Elanco (far right) at a special livestock session at the Borlaug Dialogue, 15 Oct 2014, hosted by ILRI and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From left to right: Jimmy Smith, ILRI director general; Shirley Tarawali, ILRI assistant director general; Suzanne Petersen, of Land O’ Lakes Purina Feed and member … Continue reading

Highlights of a special ‘livestock evening’ at the Borlaug Symposium
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Highlights of a special ‘livestock evening’ at the Borlaug Symposium

On 15 Oct 2014, the day before World Food Day and the awarding of the World Food Prize and at the start of the Borlaug International Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, a special session on livestock for development was held. The two-hour evening event was jointly hosted by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) as part of a series marking ILRI’s 40-year anniversary this year. Continue reading

ILRI at the CGIAR Development Dialogues: A ‘Storify’ collection of highlights
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ILRI at the CGIAR Development Dialogues: A ‘Storify’ collection of highlights

Click on the slides below to view a ‘Storify’ collection of highlights of inputs and outputs of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at the CGIAR Development Dialogues, held at Columbia University, in New York City, last week (25 Sep 2014). Continue reading