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Starbucks Foundation’s USD 750,000 grant to help Tanzania farmers complement coffee farming with dairy

Heifer International, which is working with ILRI and other partners in the Maziwa Zaidi project in Tanzania, has received a USD 750,000 grant from the Starbucks Foundation to fund the Mbozi Farmer Livelihood Improvement project, which will provide 5,000 smallholder farmers in country with dairy heifers and bulls to complement coffee farming. Continue reading

ABS / Agri-Health / Article / Cattle / Central Africa / CRP37 / Disease Control / East Africa / Epidemiology / Health (human) / ILRI / Kenya / Southern Africa

Parasites to the rescue: Study suggests dual infections may help control livestock and human infectious diseases

Deaths caused by East Coast fever, the biggest killer of East African cattle, dropped 89 per cent among calves which were also infected with other species of parasite that do not cause disease. Continue reading

Food Safety / Consumption / ILRI / Nutrition / Animal Products / Health (human) / Agri-Health / Opinion piece / CRP4 / FSZ

Healthy foods must be nutritious, safe and fair–But what is good for the rich may be bad for the poor

Pork joints in Uganda (photo credit: ILRI/Martin Heilmann, Freie Universitaet Berlin). The following excerpts are taken from a guest commentary, Healthy foods must be nutritious, safe and fair, published on the Global Food for Thought blog of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on 10 Apr 2015. The authors are John McDermott, of the International Food Policy … Continue reading