Award-winning paper establishes links between women’s empowerment and crop seed improvement and governance in pre-war Syria
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Award-winning paper establishes links between women’s empowerment and crop seed improvement and governance in pre-war Syria

Alessandra Galiè, a social scientist specializing in gender issues in agricultural research who now works in Nairobi, Kenya, at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), conducted her doctoral research in Aleppo, Syria, at ILRI’s sister CGIAR institution, the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). This week Galiè received a prestigious award for an academic paper she published documenting how ICARDA’s participatory barley breeding program in pre-war Syria impacted women’s empowerment. Continue reading

Beyond meat and methane—Advocating for sustainable livestock production
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Beyond meat and methane—Advocating for sustainable livestock production

A Global Livestock Advocacy for Development (GLAD) project is distilling evidence around livestock ‘goods’ and ‘bads’, reaching out to UN and other global policy processes and events, engaging global media and developing a group of champions—individuals capacitated to make the case for sustainable livestock. Continue reading

‘Leveling’ livestock information: Knowledge management at an ICAR–ILRI communications workshop
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‘Leveling’ livestock information: Knowledge management at an ICAR–ILRI communications workshop

To share best practices and explore opportunities for collaboration, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) held a joint communications and knowledge management workshop on 4 Mar 2016 at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex in New Delhi, India. Continue reading

Reaching stakeholders, influencing policies: ICAR–ILRI communications workshop
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Reaching stakeholders, influencing policies: ICAR–ILRI communications workshop

A communications workshop co-sponsored by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) was held on 4 March 2016 in New Delhi, India. This is the second of three reports on the workshop. Continue reading

Getting the (science) word out: ILRI and ICAR share livestock communications and knowledge management practices
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Getting the (science) word out: ILRI and ICAR share livestock communications and knowledge management practices

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) held a one-day joint communications and knowledge management workshop on 4 Mar 2016 at the prestigious and spacious National Agricultural Science Centre Complex, in New Delhi, India. Continue reading

Persuasion: Towards a calculus of influence in livestock research for development
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Persuasion: Towards a calculus of influence in livestock research for development

In November last year (2015), a group of livestock-related communications professionals from non-governmental, regional and international institutions met for 2.5 days in Addis Ababa to begin to think through ‘advocacy-oriented’ kinds of communications to support sustainable livestock development in poor countries worldwide. Continue reading