Addis Ababa conference marks 40-year anniversary of world’s leading livestock-research-for-development institute
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Addis Ababa conference marks 40-year anniversary of world’s leading livestock-research-for-development institute

To mark 40 years of international research this year, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been facilitating a series of events highlighting the ways livestock research advances the global development agenda, specifically for food and nutritional security, economic well-being and healthy lives. This Thursday and Friday (6–7 Nov 2014), ILRI is hosting a two-day high-profile conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where ILRI has a principal campus and has carried out livestock research for development for the last four decades. Continue reading

African animal agriculture:  Grasping opportunities as a great livestock transition gets under way
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African animal agriculture: Grasping opportunities as a great livestock transition gets under way

ILRI director general Jimmy Smith made a keynote presentation at the 6th All African Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA), held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, in Nairobi, Kenya, 27–29 Oct 2014. The slide presentation is above and a summary below. Continue reading

A major presentation on ‘the power of livestock’ to transform today’s resource-scarce agricultural lands
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A major presentation on ‘the power of livestock’ to transform today’s resource-scarce agricultural lands

A major presentation was made at a special side event at the Borlaug Dialogue, in Iowa, on 15 Oct 2014. The side event was 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. The presentation was made by Chris Delgado, who in 1999 led ground-breaking studies showing that a ‘Livestock Revolution’ was taking place in the global South. Continue reading

ILRI@40: Video note on One Health research priorities in Southeast Asia
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ILRI@40: Video note on One Health research priorities in Southeast Asia

In this short film (1:17 mins), Hung Nguyen, a food safety scientist with ILRI in Vietnam, reflects on a recent discussion at a regional workshop on livestock and One Health that identified research priorities in Southeast Asia for the next 40 years. Continue reading

ILRI@40: Filmed interview with M S Swaminathan on synergies between technology and public policy in India   
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ILRI@40: Filmed interview with M S Swaminathan on synergies between technology and public policy in India  

In this 4-minute film, Purvi Mehta-Bhatt from ILRI in India talks with MS Swaminathan on the establishment of ILRI its contributions to synergies between livestock research and public policy in India, especially in supporting the country’s dairy production. Continue reading

In Des Moines for the World Food Prize? Join the special BMGF-ILRI livestock roundtable this evening, 15 Oct
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In Des Moines for the World Food Prize? Join the special BMGF-ILRI livestock roundtable this evening, 15 Oct

If you’re in Des Moines, Iowa, this week for the World Food Prize (16 Oct 2014) and Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium (15–17 Oct 2014), please join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) this evening (Wed, 15 Oct), at 7:30 pm (19:30 CTZ), for a lively roundtable discussion on Livestock-based options for sustainable food and nutritional security. Continue reading

ILRI turns 40: Nairobi headquarters marks the anniversary
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ILRI turns 40: Nairobi headquarters marks the anniversary

Highlights of the 40-year anniversary event of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) held at the institute’s headquarters in the Kabete suburb of Nairobi, Kenya, last week (1 Oct 2014). Continue reading

Livestock innovation systems: Research contributions from ILRI over the decades
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Livestock innovation systems: Research contributions from ILRI over the decades

In this presentation, given at the Tropentag 2014 conference, Ann Waters-Bayer, a former ILRI researcher, looks back on her experiences of working with ILCA/ILRI, the impact of livestock innovation systems research and its role in driving development processes that improve the livelihoods of rural and urban resource-poor families. Continue reading

Mixing crops and livestock: Means for global food and nutritional security
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Mixing crops and livestock: Means for global food and nutritional security

A slide presentation ILRI director general Jimmy Smith presented last July on why we should care about the world’s ‘so-called ‘mixed’ crop-and-livestock agricultural systems. Continue reading