A 360-degree ‘immersive dive’ into Uganda’s smallholder pig sector
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A 360-degree ‘immersive dive’ into Uganda’s smallholder pig sector

As part of ILRI’s quest to pilot new technologies for better communication of its work, the institute’s Capacity Development Unit recently worked with scientific and staff based in Uganda to produce CGIAR’s first-ever 360-degree video, which offers glimpses into an ordinary day in the life of a Ugandan pig farmer, trader and consumer. Continue reading

Winners of the Humidtropics ‘Innovation Platforms Case Study’ competition honoured
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Winners of the Humidtropics ‘Innovation Platforms Case Study’ competition honoured

Participants at the award ceremony pose for a photo with the winners of the competition (seated, left to right): Perez Muchunguzi (3rd place), Rebecca Kalibwani (1st place) and Thanammal Ravichandran (2nd place) (photo credit: ILRI/Brian Kawuma).  This article is written by Brian Kawuma, communications officer for ILRI in Uganda. From offering a legal precedent for … Continue reading

CGIAR Innovation Platform Case Study Competition: And the winner is . . .
Agriculture / ASSP / Capacity Strengthening / CapDev / Communications / Congo-DR / Event Report / Humid Tropics / HUMIDTROPICS / ILRI / India / Innovation Systems / PIL / Rwanda / Spotlight / Uganda

CGIAR Innovation Platform Case Study Competition: And the winner is . . .

In Nov 2014, to better assess the efficiency of these innovation platforms and to document their successes and challenges in different developing countries, Humidtropics launched an Innovation Platforms Case Study Competition. In Feb 2015, twelve candidates were selected to participate in a writeshop focused on writing­ strong, reflective and cohesive case studies. Earlier this month (Jun 2015), jury members in an editors’ meeting reviewed all the final submissions and chose eight cases to be featured in a Humidtropics Anthology to be published by an academic publisher before the end of 2015; the jury also recommended that two cases be published separately. Continue reading

Case study on the first insurance for Africa’s camels, cows, sheep and goats
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Case study on the first insurance for Africa’s camels, cows, sheep and goats

Iddo Dror prepared this case study with case writer Shreya Maheshwari and IBLI team leader Andrew Mude as the
basis for class discussion rather than to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of an administrative situation.
This case was prepared in collaboration with the IBLI team and benefited from useful insights by a range of partners
and collaborators of the IBLI program. Continue reading

ILRI at the CGIAR Development Dialogues: A ‘Storify’ collection of highlights
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ILRI at the CGIAR Development Dialogues: A ‘Storify’ collection of highlights

Click on the slides below to view a ‘Storify’ collection of highlights of inputs and outputs of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) at the CGIAR Development Dialogues, held at Columbia University, in New York City, last week (25 Sep 2014). Continue reading

Getting agriculture ‘back on the table’: CGIAR Development Dialogues today in New York
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Getting agriculture ‘back on the table’: CGIAR Development Dialogues today in New York

Scientists, politicians and donor agents are gathering today at a high-level meeting in New York called CGIAR Development Dialogues. The aim of CGIAR, a global alliance of agricultural science for a food-secure future, in hosting this conference is to sharpen the world’s attention on the vital roles of agriculture, livestock, fisheries, landscapes and food systems in sustainable development. Continue reading