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.
ILRI and the African Union Commission recently sponsored a breakout session at the 15th annual CAADP Partnership Platform Meeting on how investing in livestock can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation.
To help make the case for greater investment in sustainable livestock, the International Livestock Research Institute invites you to share stories from your work that show how livestock interventions, initiatives and investments make a positive difference to the lives and livelihoods of people and communities in developing countries.
The following remarks, published last week by Devex during the fourth meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly, were made by Andrew Tuimur, chief administrative secretary at the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation and a member of the ILRI Board of Trustees.
The recent EAT-Lancet Commission report includes many valid points about livestock, but misses an opportunity to contextualize diverse food production systems outside rich, developed countries. This opinion piece was written by Gebregziabher Gebreyohannes, state minister in the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and a board member of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
Shirley Tarawali, ILRI’s assistant director general, spoke about how to advocate more effectively for livestock
Global Livestock Advocacy for Development (GLAD) has been a two-year project whose main objective has been to raise investor interest in livestock-related research-for-development issues. It has done this largely by distilling and presenting evidence and creative content about smallholder livestock systems and their critical roles in sustainable food systems and development.