Towards clearer One Health policies in eastern Africa: Interview with HEAL Project interim regional manager
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Towards clearer One Health policies in eastern Africa: Interview with HEAL Project interim regional manager

In November 2020, Zuleka Ismail joined the One Health for Humans, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods (HEAL) Project as interim regional manager. Zuleka brings more than seven years of experience in managing and monitoring public health and veterinary programs in pastoralist systems to the table. She sat down with Saba Ermyas, communication officer at the International … Continue reading

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ILRI Impact at Scale program shares insights on scaling tools and practices with CGIAR science leaders and GIZ scaling experts

This post was written by Murat Sartas and Saba Ermyas, and edited by Paul Karaimu. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Impact at Scale (I@S) program recently share examples for identifying, analysing and integrating scaling tools into agricultural research for development programs.   At an October 2020 scaling webinar for the science leaders community, which was co-organised by GIZ Task Force on Scaling and CGIAR Science … Continue reading

Four ILRI fellows attend World Food Prize symposium (virtually)
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Four ILRI fellows attend World Food Prize symposium (virtually)

Four fellows from the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) CapDev Grand Challenge attended this year’s virtual World Food Prize symposium from 12–16 Oct. The symposium addresses cutting-edge issues in food security and nutrition. Continue reading

From framework to implementation: ILRI Impact at Scale program publishes first scaling readiness analysis on livestock innovations
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From framework to implementation: ILRI Impact at Scale program publishes first scaling readiness analysis on livestock innovations

The Impact at Scale (I@S) program of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has published the ‘Scaling Readiness report and scaling plan for training and certification approach for small-scale pig producers in Uganda.’ This is the first of a series of Scaling Readiness reports and scaling plans being prepared by the institute. The publications in … Continue reading

New One Health Centre in Africa joins global efforts to prevent future pandemics
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New One Health Centre in Africa joins global efforts to prevent future pandemics

The newly launched One Health Research, Education and Outreach Centre in Africa (OHRECA) at ILRI will contribute towards addressing neglected zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, food safety and emerging infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading

Sounding the alarm: The impact of COVID-19 on global food security and nutrition
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Sounding the alarm: The impact of COVID-19 on global food security and nutrition

Jimmy Smith, the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), spoke on 14 Oct, 2020 about how to prepare for and prevent future pandemics at a Committee on World Food Security (CFS) high-level event. The event, held virtually over three days and in lieu of the traditional annual CFS gathering because of the … Continue reading

A new study gives insights on Napier (elephant) grass, a fast-growing tropical grass
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A new study gives insights on Napier (elephant) grass, a fast-growing tropical grass

Using a combination of short-read sequencing, single-molecule long-read sequencing and Hi-C chromosome conformation capture technologies scientists were able to assemble a chromosome scale genome of elephant grass and found an abundance of information. Continue reading

One Health Centre in Africa
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One Health Centre in Africa

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has established a One Health Centre in Africa (OHRECA) to enhance the health of people, animals and their shared environment in the continent. Funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) the centre will develop capacity and support One Health network initiatives across Africa. Continue reading

International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists: A Mongolian proposal to the UN for 2026
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International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists: A Mongolian proposal to the UN for 2026

On 2 Oct 2020, the Committee on Agriculture (COAG) of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), after more than 50 governments and 150 organizations from every continent expressed their support, endorsed the Mongolian Government’s proposal to declare an International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) 2026. Continue reading

Excursions of a biochemical kind: ILRI hosts CUNY–Regeneron ‘power couple’ working to improve the health of African cattle and COVID-19 patients
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Excursions of a biochemical kind: ILRI hosts CUNY–Regeneron ‘power couple’ working to improve the health of African cattle and COVID-19 patients

Jayne Raper, professor in the department of biological sciences at Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY) and her husband Neil Stahl, vice president of Regeneron visit ILRI and share thoughts on trypanosomiasis and COVID-19. Continue reading