‘Soft’ science at ILRAD/ILRI: A lively look back at three decades of veterinary epidemiology for development
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‘Soft’ science at ILRAD/ILRI: A lively look back at three decades of veterinary epidemiology for development

For almost thirty years, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) then ILRI benefited from a strong research program in the epidemiological sciences. Over time, it progressively broadened its coverage in disease, disciplinary and geographic terms. The results of this work have now been assembled in this impact narrative, which carefully documents the wide range of issues addressed by the teams of researchers, and presents them in an illustrated and highly readable format. Continue reading

Life begins at 40: Of sweet spots–and the sweetest spot of all for the International Livestock Research Institute
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Life begins at 40: Of sweet spots–and the sweetest spot of all for the International Livestock Research Institute

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which turned 40 years old in 2014, organized a series of events with old and new colleagues, partners and friends, and with them looked back on what we have accomplished in the past 40 years and fleshed out ideas for the next 40. Continue reading

One-for-all and all-for-one: Breaking down the walls between the livestock, health and environmental sectors
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One-for-all and all-for-one: Breaking down the walls between the livestock, health and environmental sectors

In case you missed it, here is the gist of a keynote presentation on ‘one-health’ made by Jimmy Smith, the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), at the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology & Health, held in Montreal, Canada, 11−15 Aug 2014. Smith’s presentation was titled: ‘Healthy people, animals and ecosystems for global food and nutritional security’. Continue reading

Livestock policy paradoxes: Promulgating a crisis? Or providing a solution
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Livestock policy paradoxes: Promulgating a crisis? Or providing a solution

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave a keynote presentation at the 16th Asian Australasian Animal Production Congress, held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 10–14 Nov 2014. The overall theme of the congress was ambitious: ‘Sustainable livestock production in the perspective of food security, policy, genetic resources and climate change’. Smith’s plenary keynote, given as part of a series of ILRI activities to mark the 40-year anniversary of the institute, was titled ‘Livestock policy paradoxes: Promulgating a crisis? Or providing a solution?’ Continue reading

A ‘who’s who’ in livestock research-for-development gathering in Ethiopia
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A ‘who’s who’ in livestock research-for-development gathering in Ethiopia

A high-profile two-day conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 6–7 Nov 2014, to mark the 40-year anniversary of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) brought together world leaders at the intersection of livestock science and development. This conference, the culmination of a series of events that ILRI organized in different parts of the world in the last quarter of 2014 to mark its 4-decade milestone, gave ILRI an opportunity to acknowledge the many people who have helped build the institute and make it what it is today. Chief among these are ILRI’s past and present directors general. Continue reading

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