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

Getting (the band) back together: US climate report sees reconnecting crops to livestock as smart adaption strategy
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Getting (the band) back together: US climate report sees reconnecting crops to livestock as smart adaption strategy

The new National Climate Assessment released recently by President Obama’s Global Change Research Program contains dour predictions about the impact of climate change on livestock production in the United States. How can the country’s livestock sector adapt to these changes? One strategy suggested in the report will be familiar to experts at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). It involves raising livestock and crops together and taking advantage of the synergies between the two. Continue reading