Africa’s animal genetic resources – the wealth within
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Africa’s animal genetic resources – the wealth within

Today, more than a hundred key partners in African livestock development, including African ministers, senior policymakers and other dignitaries, have gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to launch new and notable products that improve our understanding of the incalculable value held in Africa’s indigenous animal genetic resources, many of which are threatened by extinction and must be protected Continue reading

More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease
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More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease

At ILRI, African swine fever research began in early 2000 with a focus on the epidemiology and socio-economic impacts of the disease. ILRI scientists and partners are currently working on developing vaccines for the disease using the CRISPR-cas genome editing system. Continue reading

Expanding livestock production in Asia and Africa key to environmental as well as human welfare gains—New study
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Expanding livestock production in Asia and Africa key to environmental as well as human welfare gains—New study

A new paper, published this month in Global Food Security and led by scientists at ILRI, confirms a wealth of similar evidence showing that, with sufficient and targeted investments in their livestock sectors, low- and middle-income countries can achieve both better nutrition and incomes for the poor and greatly reduced greenhouse gas emission and agricultural water use. Continue reading

African livestock: A terrible thing to waste
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African livestock: A terrible thing to waste

Care about ‘sustainable agriculture’ in Africa? Then you should care about livestock. Take a look at the evidence as reported earlier this year in a scientific paper published by researchers at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) this month. Continue reading

Barriers and opportunities for women milk traders in peri-urban Nairobi
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Barriers and opportunities for women milk traders in peri-urban Nairobi

In much of Africa, milk is not only an important dietary component, but a vital livelihood activity. Dairying provides income to many people, up and down the dairy value chain. In Nairobi’s peri-urban resource-poor areas, informal milk trade dominates the market: most residents rely on it to source milk for consumption, and dairy traders rely … Continue reading

Celebrating achievements of women in livestock development at the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD@10) event
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Celebrating achievements of women in livestock development at the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD@10) event

Originally posted on ILRI policies, instititions and livelihoods program:
ILRI staff attended the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) @ 10 event in Nairobi on 29 November 2018 (photo credit: ILRI/Judy Kimani).? The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) supports women in livestock development by ensuring that they benefit and are empowered through livestock.…