This week: A global event on Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition
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This week: A global event on Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition

A senior delegation from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) is supporting and engaging in this week’s (2830 Nov 2018) global conference on ‘Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition’, in Bangkok. Continue reading

The Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Index: Indicators for the start of a global, badly needed, conversation
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The Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Index: Indicators for the start of a global, badly needed, conversation

Recently, a team of scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), led by anthropologist Alessandra Galiè, in collaboration with Emory University, developed the Women’s Empowerment in Livestock Index (WELI), a new index to assess the empowerment of women in production systems in which livestock are important. Continue reading

Improving food safety and human health through agricultural research: CGIAR future plans
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Improving food safety and human health through agricultural research: CGIAR future plans

A useful summary of the future plans of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), based in Washington, DC, has been published. Two of the five flagships of this multi-institutional research program are led or co-led by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), based in Nairobi, Kenya. Future work of these two flagships is described below. Continue reading

2016 Science Forum: Rethinking agricultural pathways to inclusive development
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2016 Science Forum: Rethinking agricultural pathways to inclusive development

In the lead up to the 2016 Science Forum, steering committee members and invited speakers answered a few questions related to the Forum’s focus on agricultural research pathways to inclusive rural development. Below are excerpts of their responses. You’ll find all the responses on the SF2016 blog site. Continue reading

Persuasion: Towards a calculus of influence in livestock research for development
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Persuasion: Towards a calculus of influence in livestock research for development

In November last year (2015), a group of livestock-related communications professionals from non-governmental, regional and international institutions met for 2.5 days in Addis Ababa to begin to think through ‘advocacy-oriented’ kinds of communications to support sustainable livestock development in poor countries worldwide. Continue reading

Towards professionalizing—not criminalizing—informal sellers of milk and meat in poor countries
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Towards professionalizing—not criminalizing—informal sellers of milk and meat in poor countries

Researchers from ILRI and partners have developed and piloted an institutional innovation—a training, certification and branding scheme for informal value chain actors—with good potential to improve the safety of animal-source foods sold in informal markets. Past development policy often focused on formal markets, which at best meant neglect of informal markets and often resulted in harassment and penalties for informal agents. Continue reading