The legacy of Norman Borlaug: Alive and well at the International Livestock Research Institute
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The legacy of Norman Borlaug: Alive and well at the International Livestock Research Institute

ILRI was honoured by a visit this week to ILRI by Julie Borlaug (left) and Jeannie Borlaug Laube, granddaugher and daughter of Norman Borlaug, respectively. Continue reading

Celebrating 15 years of African agricultural biosciences excellence
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Celebrating 15 years of African agricultural biosciences excellence

The #CelebrateBecA event brought together global, regional and local actors in agricultural biosciences research for development to mark the Hub’s achievements and deliberate on further ways to scale its programs and impacts to advance African agriculture and food and nutritional security. Click through the story pages above to get an overview of the celebrations and plenary presentations, or view the same storify on ILRI’s Storify site. Continue reading

The BecA-ILRI Hub celebrates 15 years of biosciences in and for Africa
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The BecA-ILRI Hub celebrates 15 years of biosciences in and for Africa

Coming up next week is an event marking the 15th anniversary of the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research (BecA-ILRI) Hub, located in Nairobi, Kenya, and working with partners across the continent as well as with bioscience institutions worldwide. Continue reading

UK chief scientific adviser visits Kenya: Part 1—Legacy of British-ILRI partnerships in animal health research
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UK chief scientific adviser visits Kenya: Part 1—Legacy of British-ILRI partnerships in animal health research

There has been a long-term, consistent and highly productive engagement between research institutions and funding bodies of the United Kingdom and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its predecessors, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) and the International Livestock Centre for Africa (ILCA). Continue reading

UK Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Mark Walport visits ILRI’s livestock laboratories in Nairobi on 15 July 2015
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UK Chief Scientific Advisor Sir Mark Walport visits ILRI’s livestock laboratories in Nairobi on 15 July 2015

On Wednesday 15 Jul, Sir Mark Walport, the UK’s chief scientific advisor, will visit the Nairobi headquarters of ILRI, tour its state-of-the-art Biosciences eastern and central Africa-ILRI Hub laboratories, and have lunch and discussions with ILRI directors and scientists. Continue reading

Scottish and Kenya scientists in new alliance to improve animal breeding and health in developing countries
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Scottish and Kenya scientists in new alliance to improve animal breeding and health in developing countries

Challenges faced by livestock farmers in tropical developing countries are the focus of a new alliance involving researchers from Scotland and Africa. The new Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health will initially focus on the use of genetic information to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in tropical climates. Continue reading