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ILRI supports early career agricultural researchers through the CIRCLE fellowship program

ILRI is a ‘host’ and ‘home’ institute for the CIRCLE program which is integrated into ILRI’s graduate fellowship program and coordinated by the Capacity Development unit with support from the Livestock Systems and Environment (LSE) program and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Continue reading

Agriculture / Animal Production / Article / Dairying / East Africa / Intensification / Livelihoods / Livestock / Pro-Poor Livestock / Tanzania

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