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

The many gifts of livestock—A view from Kenya
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The many gifts of livestock—A view from Kenya

The following remarks, published last week by Devex during the fourth meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly, were made by Andrew Tuimur, chief administrative secretary at the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation and a member of the ILRI Board of Trustees. Continue reading

A world where livestock are part of the solution—Ethiopia state minister
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A world where livestock are part of the solution—Ethiopia state minister

The recent EAT-Lancet Commission report includes many valid points about livestock, but misses an opportunity to contextualize diverse food production systems outside rich, developed countries. This opinion piece was written by Gebregziabher Gebreyohannes, state minister in the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and a board member of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading

How changing the world’s food systems can help to protect the planet
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How changing the world’s food systems can help to protect the planet

Food systems must be transformed to produce more nutritious food with a lower environmental footprint. There are a number of initiatives around the world working towards this end. Here are just five that use different kinds of science—from smart approaches to breeding livestock and crops to recycling wastewater—that could help humans settle their growing debt to the planet. Continue reading

Why milk, meat and eggs can make a big difference to the world’s most nutritionally vulnerable people
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Why milk, meat and eggs can make a big difference to the world’s most nutritionally vulnerable people

Opinion piece by ILRI scientist Silvia Alonso on the ILRI-Chatham House report on the importance of livestock-derived foods in the first 1,000 days of life. Continue reading

ILRI’s Kapiti livestock research station—and Kenyan and global public goods—imperiled by land grabs in Kenya
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ILRI’s Kapiti livestock research station—and Kenyan and global public goods—imperiled by land grabs in Kenya

Over the past several weeks, illegal attempts to grab land have escalated at Kapiti Plains Estate (‘Kapiti’, or ‘Kapiti research station’), located about 60 km southeast of Nairobi along Mombasa Road, in Machakos County. Members of groups involved in the illegal sales have started trespassing and building illegal structures on Kapiti research station. No land at Kapiti is for sale. Continue reading

Capitalizing on women in livestock development—ILRI’s Jimmy Smith and Isabelle Baltenweck speak out
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Capitalizing on women in livestock development—ILRI’s Jimmy Smith and Isabelle Baltenweck speak out

A recent opinion piece on women and livestock was written by Isabelle Baltenweck, an agricultural economist and deputy leader of ILRI’s Policies, Institutions and Livelihoods program. Her piece was published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation News.  Continue reading