Towards sustainable food system transformations in the Global South
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Towards sustainable food system transformations in the Global South

The world is just eleven harvests away from 2030, but for hundreds of millions of people the goal of ending hunger set forth in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) remains as loftily elusive as ever. What can be done to put the developing world on the right track? Continue reading

Workshop inaugurates surveillance project on human and animal diseases in Kenya
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Workshop inaugurates surveillance project on human and animal diseases in Kenya

Recently, a consortium of Kenyan and international institutions launched a three-year surveillance project on three of those five priority zoonotic diseases with an inaugural workshop held on 3 September 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading

ILRI Board Chair Lindsay Falvey, 2019 Crawford Fund Medal awardee, calls on ‘NextGen’ researchers to complete the battle against hunger among the world’s poor
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ILRI Board Chair Lindsay Falvey, 2019 Crawford Fund Medal awardee, calls on ‘NextGen’ researchers to complete the battle against hunger among the world’s poor

Lindsay Falvey, chair of the board of trustees of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), yesterday received the Crawford Fund Medal at a special World Food Day event held on 16 Oct 2019. Falvey then delivered a public lecture on the role of the next generation of scientists in finding solutions to global challenges. Continue reading

Scaling better and faster: towards a new framework for international livestock research
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Scaling better and faster: towards a new framework for international livestock research

More than ever, ILRI researchers are thinking and acting on scaling. ILRI’s Impact at Scale program is working on a framework to enable ILRI and partners to scale better, quicker and in a more consistent manner across ILRI’s entire program portfolio. Continue reading

FAO conference on global hunger to launch
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FAO conference on global hunger to launch

More than 820 million people in the world are hungry today and an additional 1.3 billion suffer from moderate food insecurity, meaning they do not have regular access to nutritious food. Alarmingly, for the third straight year those numbers have risen, despite massive global commitments to reduce or end hunger and the harms, such as stunting and perilously low birthweight, associated with it. Continue reading

ILRI’s Jimmy Smith promotes ‘low-carbon’ and ‘climate-smart cows’ at the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue, in Rwanda
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ILRI’s Jimmy Smith promotes ‘low-carbon’ and ‘climate-smart cows’ at the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue, in Rwanda

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), speaks at the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue today, which is being held in Kigali, Rwanda. Smith discussed some of the major research and development impacts that ILRI is making to mitigate the emissions from livestock, including a new methodology to determine, for the first time, the quantities of greenhouse gases emitted by African smallholder livestock systems. Continue reading

A ‘Livestock Master Plan’ is MISSION CRITICAL for India’s state of Bihar
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A ‘Livestock Master Plan’ is MISSION CRITICAL for India’s state of Bihar

The ‘Bihar Livestock Master Plan’, launched earlier this year, describes public and private investments that can significantly grow and sustain and modernize the livestock sector in this state. Continue reading

Senior Myanmar livestock official visits ILRI’s Nairobi headquarter to discuss possible research partnerships
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Senior Myanmar livestock official visits ILRI’s Nairobi headquarter to discuss possible research partnerships

Ye Tun Win, the head of the Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department in Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MOALI), discussed potential collaborative opportunities with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, in late November 2018. The discussions focused on how the two organizations could tackle challenges in the livestock sector in … Continue reading

World Food Day in Ethiopia: Achieving food and nutritional security—and better lives—through livestock
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World Food Day in Ethiopia: Achieving food and nutritional security—and better lives—through livestock

Siboniso Moyo, the representative in Ethiopia of Jimmy Smith, the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), made the following remarks at an event in Mojo, Ethiopia, to celebrate World Food Day today. Continue reading

ILRI’s Jimmy Smith on farm animal diversity for more sustainable and resilient global food systems
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ILRI’s Jimmy Smith on farm animal diversity for more sustainable and resilient global food systems

Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), this week made a short presentation at the annual meeting of the Food Forever Initiative held in Wilmington, Delaware, 23–24 Sep 2018. Food Forever is a global partnership to raise awareness on the importance and urgency of conserving and using agricultural biodiversity. Smith is one of 30 Food Forever champions advocating this important cause. Smith spoke on the central importance of better conserving, characterizing and using the world’s remaining livestock diversity to ensure future food security in the face of climate and other changes. Continue reading