ILRI holds a livestock symposium at the International Tropical Agriculture Conference this week
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ILRI holds a livestock symposium at the International Tropical Agriculture Conference this week

Lindsay Falvey and Shirley Tarawali, board chair and assistant director general, respectively, of the Africa-based International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), will chair and facilitate a 2-hour symposium—’Sustainable, healthy diets for all: Tomorrow’s livestock science’—at the International Tropical Agriculture Conference, in Brisbane, 11–13 Nov 2019. Continue reading

Sam Thevasagayam of the Gates Foundation receives the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ 2019 International Award
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Sam Thevasagayam of the Gates Foundation receives the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ 2019 International Award

Sri Lankan-born global animal health professional Sam Thevasagayam today received a top award from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the 175-year-old regulatory body for veterinary surgeons in the United Kingdom responsible for upholding the educational, ethical and clinical standards of the veterinary profession. Continue reading

Advocating for livestock, say its supporters, requires stronger narratives as well as robust evidence
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Advocating for livestock, say its supporters, requires stronger narratives as well as robust evidence

ILRI and the African Union Commission recently sponsored a breakout session at the 15th annual CAADP Partnership Platform Meeting on how investing in livestock can accelerate Africa’s economic transformation. Continue reading

Six-million-dollar investment to tackle the causes of foodborne disease in Ethiopia
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Six-million-dollar investment to tackle the causes of foodborne disease in Ethiopia

The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are supporting four new research projects to address a broad set of robust and large-scale research priorities to guide program and policy efforts to improve food safety in Ethiopia. This will be achieved through a consortium of national and international research partners working together to support the country’s ongoing efforts. Continue reading

In Tanzania, a better cow is the way to a better future
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In Tanzania, a better cow is the way to a better future

Farmers who participate in the breeding programs and collect routine data on their cows’ health, growth and productivity receive personalized coaching and advice from livestock outreach specialists via routine visits and SMS messages on their phones. Continue reading

How closing livestock yield gaps can enhance incomes, food security and the environment in Ethiopia and India
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How closing livestock yield gaps can enhance incomes, food security and the environment in Ethiopia and India

Estimates of livestock yield gaps are not available and these are necessary for developing feasible scenarios of how the production of different livestock commodities might evolve in the future, how systems might change and what would be the resource use implications and their costs, both for donors and for public and private entities in target countries. Continue reading