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

Natural resources: Abundant or scarce? (That would depend on just how ‘natural’ we think human resources are)
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Natural resources: Abundant or scarce? (That would depend on just how ‘natural’ we think human resources are)

The topic of this year’s Tropentag International Conference, being held in Prague, Czech Republic, and which opened today, is ‘Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources’. Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), gave a keynote presentation at the opening titled The interplay of knowledge and natural resources: Health, wealth and environmental benefits of livestock. Continue reading

Accessing finance for livestock and dairy value chains in developing countries: Recommendations
Africa / Animal Production / Dairying / Drylands / Event Report / Innovation Systems / Kenya / Livestock / LIVESTOCKFISH / Namibia / PIL / PIM / Tanzania / Value Chains

Accessing finance for livestock and dairy value chains in developing countries: Recommendations

This week (15 Jul 2014), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) organized a discussion at CTA’s Fin4Ag Conference in Nairobi on ‘Testing innovations in livestock and dairy value chain finance: Insights from East and Southern Africa’. The discussion was moderated by Jo Cadilhon, a senior agro-economist in ILRI’s Policy, Trade and Value Chains Program who is based at the institute’s Nairobi headquarters. Continue reading

Egyptian aquaculture: Farming tilapia, mullet and carp in the Nile Delta
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Egyptian aquaculture: Farming tilapia, mullet and carp in the Nile Delta

Within the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish and embedded within a project on aquaculture development funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), IEIDEAS — ‘Improving Employment and Income through the Development of Egypt’s Aquaculture Sector’ — is a project implemented by CARE and WorldFish to secure a sustainable future for at least 100,000 people by upgrading Egypt’s aquaculture value chain. Continue reading