Unpacking the tensions between the nutritional and economic goals of pro-poor livestock development
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Unpacking the tensions between the nutritional and economic goals of pro-poor livestock development

Discussants at this event unpacked the tensions inherent between developing livestock markets to meet economic goals of the poor and meeting the nutritional needs of poor households raising livestock. Continue reading

No one left behind: Livestock at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
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No one left behind: Livestock at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Are livestock at a tipping point for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Presentation by Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of ILRI, at the ‘Sustainable Livestock, Sustainable Lives’ side event at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development at the United Nations Headquarters, in New York City, 20 July 2016 Continue reading

DID YOU KNOW? ILRI in the Livestock Global Alliance
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DID YOU KNOW? ILRI in the Livestock Global Alliance

The following remarks were made by Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) on 26 May 2016 at a side event held at the General Assembly of the World Organisation for Animal Health, in Paris, where an alliance of leading organizations in global livestock issues launched an advocacy brief and related materials. Continue reading

Livestock for better nutrition and disease control–One Health Colloquium held this week at Chatham House
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Livestock for better nutrition and disease control–One Health Colloquium held this week at Chatham House

Today and tomorrow (31 May–1 Jun 2016), Chatham House, the Livestock Global Alliance (LGA), the One Health Platform and other One Health partners are convening senior policymakers, academics, multilateral development agencies, business leaders and other private-sector stakeholders to discuss livestock’s role in poverty reduction, sustainable livestock production systems, innovations in livestock vaccines and diagnostics and the value of establishing national and regional One Health centres to provide advice on links among agriculture, sustainable livestock systems and human development. Continue reading

Colourful convocation: Jimmy Smith addresses graduates of India’s prestigious National Dairy Research Institute
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Colourful convocation: Jimmy Smith addresses graduates of India’s prestigious National Dairy Research Institute

ILRI Director General Jimmy Smith was in Haryana, India, to give the convocation address (aka ‘the commencement speech’ in North America) at NDRI’s 14th graduation ceremony. Smith was also being awarded an honorary degree (honoris causa) for his contributions to livestock research for development. Continue reading

Harnessing livestock for the Sustainable Development Goals
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Harnessing livestock for the Sustainable Development Goals

One of the fastest growing subsectors in agriculture–livestock–can significantly contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if the opportunities it offers, especially for people in developing countries, are harnessed for economic growth, improved livelihoods and food and nutritional security. Continue reading

ILRI’s Shirley Tarawali joins global livestock industry leaders to discuss beef’s role in feeding the world
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ILRI’s Shirley Tarawali joins global livestock industry leaders to discuss beef’s role in feeding the world

Shirley Tarawali, assistant director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), will today (Friday, 4 Mar 2016) join global livestock industry leaders to discuss ‘Beef’s role in feeding the world’ at the International Livestock Congress (ILC), in Houston, USA. 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

A couple of  ‘missings’ for the Paris climate talks
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A couple of ‘missings’ for the Paris climate talks

In the days leading up to the start of the climate change talks in Paris (COP21) this week (30 Nov–11 Dec 2015), we at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have been busy responding to recent articles in the press advocating that ‘the world’ eat less meat to reduce greenhouse gases and other livestock ‘bads’. … Continue reading

Livestock at Expo Milano 2015: Three initiatives for a more sustainable and equitable sector put their heads together
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Livestock at Expo Milano 2015: Three initiatives for a more sustainable and equitable sector put their heads together

What follows are the key findings and conclusions of the workshop above, which was co-organized by the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture, (FOAG), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Continue reading