Index-based livestock insurance: Reflecting on success
Africa / Agriculture / CapDev / CCAFS / Drought / Drylands / East Africa / Ethiopia / IBLI / ILRI / Insurance / Interview / Livestock / Livestock Systems / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / SLS

Index-based livestock insurance: Reflecting on success

One of the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI’s) major success stories in recent years has been the development of an index-based livestock insurance program (IBLI), which protects livestock keepers in drought-prone arid and semi-arid lands from climate-related losses. Continue reading

Sustainable livestock systems for sustainable lives
Africa / Agri-Health / Asia / Consumption / Food Security / Health / ILRI / Nutrition / PIL / Pro-Poor Livestock / Science paper / Spotlight

Sustainable livestock systems for sustainable lives

This month, in a new issue of the science journal Animal Frontiers, ILRI scientist Padmakumar Varijakshapanicker leads authorship of a paper on Sustainable livestock systems to improve human health, nutrition, and economic status. Continue reading

‘Drylands and Rangelands: Harnessing Change’ at Global Landscapes Forum in New York
Africa / Camels / Cameroon / Cattle / Central Asia / Climate Change / Environment / Event / Film and Video / Goats / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / NRM / Pastoralism / Policy / Pro-Poor Livestock / Rangelands / Resilience / Sheep / SLS / Small Ruminants / Vulnerability / West Africa

‘Drylands and Rangelands: Harnessing Change’ at Global Landscapes Forum in New York

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is delighted to announce that a session devoted to drylands and rangelands is being incorporated in the agenda of a big event of the estimable Global Landscapes Forum, which is taking place all day tomorrow, in New York City. The theme of this forum, which led by ILRI’s sister CGIAR centre, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), is ‘Restore the Earth: Opportunities and Partnerships’. Continue reading

Scientists test an experimental vaccine against malignant catarrhal fever at ILRI’s Kapiti Research Station
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Scientists test an experimental vaccine against malignant catarrhal fever at ILRI’s Kapiti Research Station

Scientists from ILRI, UK, US, Australia and Tanzania have been working together since 2016 to test an experimental vaccine for malignant catarrhal fever (MCF). They tested an attenuated vaccine strain of MCF (AlHV-1 C500) at ILRI’s Kapiti Research Station. Continue reading

Boosting Uganda’s action plans on livestock development – BMZ-funded project to tackle animal health challenges
A4NH / Africa / AHH / AMR / Animal Products / East Africa / English / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCKCRP / Poultry / PPR / Project / RVF / Small Ruminants / Uganda / VPH / Zoonotic Diseases

Boosting Uganda’s action plans on livestock development – BMZ-funded project to tackle animal health challenges

In early June this year, policymakers, researchers, government and private sector representatives from Kenya, Germany and Uganda met in Kampala to launch the BuildUganda project. Funded by the German government, BuildUganda is a research for development collaboration to prevent and tackle animal diseases and zoonoses in Uganda. Its focus on ‘healthy animals for healthy food and healthy people’ reflects the importance of livestock in the lives and livelihoods of Uganda’s population. Continue reading

One question, two answers: What happens when different methodologies produce different results?
Africa / Agriculture / Gender / Opinion Piece / Tanzania

One question, two answers: What happens when different methodologies produce different results?

The case of women’s empowerment, food security and nutrition of pastoral communities in Tanzania By Alessandra Galiè, senior gender scientist, ILRI In our research on livestock for better livelihoods we often argue for mixed-method approaches: Combining quantitative and qualitative research methodologies will, we think, enhance the quality of our research and the validity of our findings. … Continue reading

Epidemiology and control of peste des petits ruminants in East and West Africa
Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Burkina Faso / East Africa / Goats / Livestock / Sheep / Small Ruminants

Epidemiology and control of peste des petits ruminants in East and West Africa

To launch research activities in support of controlling peste des petits ruminants (PPR) in West Africa, a workshop held last month in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, outlined a roadmap for the implementation of the project at national and regional levels covering the livestock movement corridors between Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. There are approximately 160 million … Continue reading