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.
Food research organizations say sustainable small-scale livestock farming is essential to meeting the 21st-century’s protein needs.
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.
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.
Award-winning journalist Tamar Haspel makes the case in her latest Washington Post column for exchanging our polarizing arguments about food issues for debates about stuff that really matters.
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.
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 …