‘Invisible livestock’ – On the central roles of working horses, donkeys and mules on the smallholder farms that feed the world
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‘Invisible livestock’ – On the central roles of working horses, donkeys and mules on the smallholder farms that feed the world

It is time that working horses, donkeys and mules received the recognition that they deserve. Without it, decision-makers cannot fully claim they are listening to the 500 million smallholder farmers that feed and secure livelihoods for some of the poorest communities around the world. Continue reading

Happy New Year! Here’s a baker’s dozen of ILRI’s top livestock communications in 2019
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Happy New Year! Here’s a baker’s dozen of ILRI’s top livestock communications in 2019

A baker’s dozen of our favourite communications in 2019 are listed and linked to below, in case you missed them. Continue reading

ILRI at the Committee on World Food Security
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ILRI at the Committee on World Food Security

Today, the International Livestock Research Institute’s (ILRI) Iain Wright, deputy director general for research and development–Integrated Sciences, gave a short intervention at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held at the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) headquarters in Rome. Continue reading

The view from New York
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The view from New York

Tad Friend’s largely laudatory profile of Pat Brown’s Impossible Burger enterprise (‘Can a Burger Help Solve Climate Change?’ September 30, 2019) raises important points about the environmental footprint of animal farming while passing along some questionable statistics. My concern is with its failure to recognize the essential contributions of sustainable livestock to development. Continue reading

ILRI opinion piece in the Financial Times on the place of ‘alt-meats’ (aka ‘meat without feet’) in poorer countries
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ILRI opinion piece in the Financial Times on the place of ‘alt-meats’ (aka ‘meat without feet’) in poorer countries

A ‘Twitter Moment’ distilling Twitter posts about an ILRI opinion piece in the Financial Times on the place of ‘alt-meats’ in low- and middle-income countries Continue reading

‘Alt meats’ are not the answer for poorer countries
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‘Alt meats’ are not the answer for poorer countries

Rather than trying to replace all of the world’s meat, milk and eggs with alternatives, we should be improving husbandry systems and protecting these living assets for the most vulnerable. Continue reading

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